connectVideoFlorida woman suspected of DUI threatens black deputy, says KKK is looking for him
Florida woman, Julie Edwards, 53, is heard on the police body cam footage making racist threats against a police officer if he suspected DUI traffic stop; say ‘KKK’, will find him.
A Florida woman stopped for driving drunk last week allegedly hurled racist threats at the black deputy who detained her – including saying the Ku Klux Klan was burning crosses in front of his house, a disturbing video shows.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released on Tuesday a body camera video made by the Deputy-Brandon King after he responded to a “disturbance” at a home in DeLand late Thursday night.
“Look at this, if you need more proof, there is no expiration date on the ignorance,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said when the video was released on social media.
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In the house of King, said he found Julie Edwards, 53, to try to have a back-up of her Lexus and slurring her words. He noticed that her breath was reeking of alcohol, the Miami Herald reported.
Edwards refused a breathalyzer test or participate in field sobriety tests, police said.
“I will not find you, someone else will,” they can be seen to tell the King in the bodycam video.
“You make a threat of a law enforcement officer?” King asks.
“No, I didn’t say that,” Edwards responds.
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“What do you mean that you will find me one day?” said the King, continuing to press the Edwards.
“I have not said that I would find, I said that to someone else,” she said, clarifying: “I will not find you. The KKK people.”
“Well, thank you for that threat,” King continued. “I will add is that this levy is also here.”
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The king remained calm throughout the exchange, which continued to escalate with more alleged threats of Edwards.
She said that the deputy – “f***** with the wrong white people” and added she hoped he had no children.
“Do you know what is going to happen to you now? You don’t want to know. You’re ready to go. You are f*****. She is going to hurt you bad,” Edwards is heard saying in the 2-minute video.
Edwards threatened the King several times, with a mention of the Ku Klux Klan a number of times, said at one point that they will burn crosses in the front of his house, and that “n****** should never be let out of slavery.”
“KKK-you’re a**, boy,” she tells him as he rides away from the scene. “Fire your a**.”
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Edwards was arrested and is now facing the charges of resisting an officer without violence, driving under the influence, creating a threat for the enforcement of the law and refuse to submit to testing. According to the Herald, they bonded from the Volusia County Jail.
Chitwood praised King for “his calm to respond to the racist garage this KKK-Lover could throw at him.”