Video Disputes Princeton Professor's Claim of Unfair Treatment by Police

Princeton (NJ) police officers did nothing wrong during their car stop and arrest of Princeton professor Imani Perry, the local prosecutor said.

Perry, a professor of African-American studies, complained on social media of what she perceived as unfair treatment by the officers. 

“The police treated me inappropriately and disproportionately,” Perry wrote.  “The fact of my blackness is not incidental to this matter.”

Perry was arrested after officers discovered she was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

Last week, Princeton police released dash-cam video of the incident that many observers feel refutes Perry’s allegations of inappropriate or disproportionate behavior on the part of police.

The officers should be “commended, not criticized,” said First Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Doris Galuchie.

Galuchie added, “Unless Perry comes forward with additional evidence, the case will be closed by a finding exonerating the officer.”

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