State police seek witnesses of Black soldier’s traffic stop

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A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Town of Windsor police officers over a traffic stop during which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution.

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say they’re looking to hear from anyone who may have witnessed or had information about the traffic stop involving Windsor police and a Black Army lieutenant.

The traffic stop occurred on December occurred on the night of Dec. 5 on Route 460.

But videos of the incident drew nationwide attention last week after the soldier filed a lawsuit against the two officers.

State police said in a statement Wednesday that they’re investigating the traffic stop.

It was initiated at the request of the Windsor Police Chief and at the directive of Governor Northam.

A federal lawsuit filed by Lt. Caron Nazario alleges that he pepper-sprayed and struck by police. He was never charged with a crime.

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