LAPD / Watch out for Officer Melero - RACIST
Its very typical nowadays for me to get pulled over by the LAPD, but last night I had enough of always being treated like a criminal (only because I'm a black male). On Sunday, July 26th, I was driving down on Olympic and saw 4 small red flares on the road. I drove up thinking I can just go around, and the Officer Melero stops me. Instead of telling me that the road is closed and I have to go around, he has me stop my car. Then his first line of questioning is "Am I on probation?", "Is this car stolen?". Is this typical questioning they would ask white drivers? I then had to wait for over a half hour while he kept trying to see if I really owned the car (everything was in my name). At the end of course he gave me a ticket for a moving violation. I went back to the scene to take pictures, and they were letting cars drive by!!! So in a span of 5 minutes after my ticket, the street miracoulsy became safe to drive on. I'm appealing and also making a formal complaint about Officer Melero.