Officer says black pastor is not immune to traffic violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky police officer says a white officer who pulled over a black pastor this month followed orders of what to do in “these areas.”

The Courier Journal reports the police department says ds. Kevin Cosby was stopped this month after making an improper turn. Cosby is the president of Simmons College and senior pastor of St. Stephen Church.

Cosby’s daughter called for a review of what she says is a racially motivated traffic stop. Louisville police of the First Division Maj. Eric Johnson says in an e-mail obtained by the paper that there is “absolutely nothing” to support that claim.

Johnson, who is white, says a decrease in crime due to aggressive patrolling “these areas” and “Cosby is not immune to traffic violations.” Councilwoman and attorney Jessica Green says that tactics will not be tolerated.

The police are reviewing the stop.


Information: Courier-Journal,

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