Rep. Tweets Frustration Over Traffic Stop; Commissioner Defends Officers' Actions

Rep. Tweets Frustration Over Traffic Stop

Commissioner Defends Officers’ Actions

Rep. Carlos Henriquez
POSTED: 6:12 pm EDT July 5, 2011
UPDATED: 6:39 pm EDT July 5, 2011

SEE VIDEO AND FULL STORY HERE:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/28454703/detail.html#ixzz1RKaSyJHG

BOSTON — A state representative is questioning whether Boston police used excessive response during an incident that he felt was a simple traffic stop.

Rep. Carlos Henriquez isn’t the most recognizable lawmaker on Beacon Hill. He’s only been in office since January.

Boston police didn’t know his job title either when they stopped him outside his house along with two friends.

“Police pull up next to us and activate their lights and ask us to stay in the car,” Henriquez said.

His friend’s car was missing a front license plate.

“I asked why we were stopped, and the officer told the driver, ‘Tell your friend to calm down. Sit Back He has a lot of mouth.’ I was a little taken aback by that. The response I got was, ‘what does that matter to you? How dare you ask?'” Henriquez said.
FULL STORY AND VIDEO HERE:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/28454703/detail.html#ixzz1RKaDv5m5

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