A local NAACP chapter president cried racism after a traffic stop, however footage released this week by local police directly contradicts his allegations.
In an April Facebook post, Rev. Jerrod Moultrie claimed he was “racially profiled” by a Timmonsville, South Carolina, police officer who accused him of possessing drugs.
The lying "man of God"/NAACP president story from Timmonsville just keeps getting better and better.Thanks Jerrod Moultrie for showing everyone what a racist POS you are.
Moultrie alleged the officer doubted he lived in the “nice neighborhood” he was driving in, and that he questioned the pastor’s ownership of the vehicle, a Mercedes Benz.
“And I guess I am the Bill Gates,” the officer allegedly told Moultrie in a supposed transcript of the traffic stop.
According to Moultrie’s account, the officer additionally told him he was doing him a favor by not writing him a ticket.
“Sir you might be doing your Self a favor but you certainly not doing me a favor,” Moultrie claimed he told the officer.
Footage obtained by a concerned citizen, however, shows the officer had a polite interaction with Moultrie, and even let him off the hook after failing to signal a left turn.
The local activist who obtained the video said he couldn’t believe the pastor would outright fabricate an entire scenario that never occurred.
“Once I got a copy of that bodycam, it’s as if he made the whole story up,” the activist told WACH Fox 57. “And I felt like he set us back 100 years, because think about all of the racial profiling cases (that) are true.”
Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown added Moultrie also called the station to complain about the stop, but that he could find no evidence to substantiate the claims after reviewing the officer’s video.
“He made a comment that the officer accused him of having drugs in the car. He said that his wife and grandchild was in the car. He asked them not to move because the officer looked as if he might shoot them or something. He also made mention that the officer continued to ask him about his neighborhood. Why was he in that neighborhood? And threaten(ed) to put him in jail in reference to something dealing with the registration to the vehicle,” Brown told Fox57.
Chief Brown said he was taken aback by Moultrie’s fabrications and disappointed in him as a community leader.
“When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell a blatant lie. It bothered me. It really bothered me, thinking about the racial unrest it could’ve cost in the community and it’s just troubling to me that someone who held a position like that would come out and just tell a lie.”
Local members of the NAACP chapter Moultrie presides over were also puzzled by his deceptive actions.
“Based on Rev. Moultrie’s character and, I wouldn’t have served as his vice president if I felt that he was a liar. I just wouldn’t do that. But I know he has worked very hard, very diligently, in bringing back together this branch of the NAACP. And we realize everything that the NAACP is about, and it’s not about that,” NAACP officer Kenneth McAllister said.
Despite the video proving there was no profiling involved, Chief Brown says he’s still ordering officers to undergo racial sensitivity training.