Today's date is August 15, 2022

Video: Controversial State Attorney Pulled Over by Orlando Police

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A video has surfaced of State Attorney Aramis Ayala being pulled over by the Orlando Police Department last week.  The video shows Ayala, who identifies herself to the officer as the State Attorney, with an officer on each side of her vehicle.  An officer is already speaking to her from the passenger side of her vehicle as a second officer, whose body camera is the point of view, exits his vehicle and approaches her driver’s side window.

The officer explains that she was pulled over because they ran her plates and the plates did not come back registered to anything, which he claims he’s “never seen before.”  He explained that the tinting on her car was dark, which was “another reason for the stop,” according to the officer.  He then stated he did not have a way to measure the tint at that time to see if it violated the law.  (I noted that the tint was light enough that it permitted the camera to clearly see through both closed rear windows to the other side as the officer walked by.)

The State Attorney then asks why officers ran her plates in the first place, to which he explained that they “run tags all the time” because “that’s how we figure out if cars are stolen.”  Ayala then asks for the officer’s cards, and she takes the officer’s name.  Ayala’s office was contacted for a comment, but has not responded.

 

 

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  1. Yikes…..I have lived a block from this corner for three years. I am white. Pulled over once (in year one) for “”my protection”. A tail lite was out. One officer only.

  2. When your a a State Attorney your tag want come back, however he’s a rookie because tags come back no record found all the time and how many weeks of FTO did this officer have? SMH!.

    • Totally agreed. Believe me they atr working overtime to try and dig up something negative on her, but I”m sure she is fully aware of this., and I do not believe she is surprised at all

  3. I hope that she was recording the questions and answers. Without that,; cops will deny that they ever said such patently incredulous excuses for the DWB atop.

  4. Virgil Starkwell on

    Not just harassment, but abuse of authority by these cops. Isn’t there real crime for them to deal with?

  5. The tag didn’t come back to anything is different then a tag coming back “No Record Found.” I used to work in Teletype (prior to LEOs having access to NCIC/FCIC via computers in their car), and I’ve seen what he’s talking about. It comes back with a the tag number and NOI (no other information). It’s totally blank. THAT in and of itself is suspicious.

    Again, as a Teletype Operator back in the ’80s & ’90s, they are correct. They run tags all the time while on the road driving. The problem back when they couldn’t run tags on their own in-car computer (because in-car computers didn’t exist back then), the officers would only ask if “it” was stolen. However, as a Teletype operator, I would always provide the year and make of the vehicle it was supposed to be on, because criminals steal tags all the time and put them on other cars to hide all sorts of criminal activity. Just by providing those 2 extra things, I assisted in getting a bunch of criminals off the streets, because being on the wrong car provides “reasonable suspicion,” which is all that is needed to pull a vehicle (NOT Probable Cause), and often they’d end up finding a stolen car by running the VIN number, or someone with a warrant, or drugs, or all sorts of other things.

    As for the question about the FTO, the statement made by the driver with the body cam… I think he IS a FTO, because he said, “You get out, I’ll sit here.” But he must have been singled to come out. We don’t know, because we only have the view of the body cam, which is why I’d prefer they have the cams that are eye level

    Now for the window tint… Florida law allows Non-reflective tint (not the mirror style). On the Front Side windows, it must allow more than 28% of light in. On the Rear Side windows, it must allow more than 15% of light in. So the back windows can be darker than the front, and I suspect that it is the front windows they were suspicious of. But both of the front windows are down, so we cannot see them on this video.

    Law Enforcement vehicles are not subject to the window tint laws. And it may very well be that as the State Attorney, who is driving a vehicle belonging to the SAO, her car may also not be subject to the window tint laws, I do not know either way. However, the officers would have no way of knowing who she was before they pulled her over, which they had reasonable suspicion to do so.

    Lesson complete.

  6. The law should apply to everyone. Asking for his name tells me that she thinks she is above the law. Just because you are in the justice dept, or any other agency for that reason, makes no difference.

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