Journalist Claims She Was Profiled, Assaulted By Cops, But Bodycam Shows Truth

Journalist Jenni Monette went on a tirade after liquor store employees refused to serve her.

Albuquerque, NM – An “award-winning journalist” who champions for the rights of Native Americans launched into an expletive-filled tirade after liquor store employees refused to sell her a bottle of wine (video below).

The incident occurred on April 5, after Jenni Monette – who goes by the name of Jenni Monet – drove to a Santa Fe liquor store on Old Pecos Trail to purchase two bottles of wine, KRQE reported.

The employees said that Monette appeared to be intoxicated, so they refused to sell her the alcohol.

But Monette alleged that the staff “racially profiled” her, and that they refused her service because she is “a brown woman.”

After being told that she would not be allowed to make the purchase, Monette went back out to her vehicle.

A moment later, she stormed back inside the store, and began screaming at the staff.

Surveillance footage from the store showed her lashing out and making obscene gestures at the employees, who then called the police.

Monette marched back out to her car, where she also placed a call to law enforcement.

A Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene, and made contact with Monette as she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle with the door open, bodycam footage showed.

At one point during their conversation, the deputy asked Monette if she had been drinking.

“No,” she replied.

“Okay,” he said. “How come I can smell a really strong odor of alcohol?"

"I don't know,” Monette insisted. “I've not been drinking.”

The deputy asked the journalist what the liquor store employees had done that led her to believe she had been racially profiled.

“Because I’m a brown woman,” Monet said, gesturing to her face. “Do you not see that?”

The deputy eventually asked Monette to perform field sobriety tests, at which point she grew irate.

"I'm not walking any f--king line for you! You hear me?” she screamed at him. “I am not walking any f--king line for you!”

The deputy and additional officers then placed her under arrest.

“Police brutality! Police brutality!” Monette yelled repeatedly.

She called one officer a “fat-fingered f—k,” and her tirade continued as she was placed into the back of a patrol car.

“You f--king racist mother--ker!” Monette screamed. “You f--king white supremacist!”

She was hauled off to the Santa Fed County jail on charges of resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer, and aggravated driving while intoxicated, according to jail records.

She was released from custody less than 48 hours later, but not in time for her to make her scheduled appearance at an event held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) that weekend, Indianz.com reported.

“Unfortunately, Jenni Monet is unable to visit MIAC on 4/7 due to a personal emergency,” the MIAC said in a Facebook post announcing the cancellation of the event.

During an interview with KRQE on April 11, Monette alleged that she was racially profiled by the deputies who arrested her.

"I'm an award-winning journalist and…I said that to these officers, and they didn't even run an ID check on me or check my name, or even validate the fact that I had called them for help,” she told the news outlet.

“I am one of a majority of people who are victimized by this kind of racial profiling that exists on a daily basis," she continued. “"Neither was I drinking or driving at the time, and we're confident that the evidence that stands in my favor will vindicate me.”

She allegedly threatened to sue KRQE for airing her story, according to the news outlet.

“I’m an award-winning journalist,” she said in an audio recording with KRQE. “You can look me up. Jenni Monet. Go ahead.”

You can watch bodycam footage of Monette’s interaction with the deputies in the video below:

Comments (24)
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JBo
JBo

I really hope a lawsuit is on the horizon...the cops and their agency suing her!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

She has brought SHAME to the Nations. Pulling the race card to protect her drunkenness is NOT a good example of the Native Peoples. Shameful can not begin to explain her actions. Hope she is sued and forced to apologize in PUBLIC.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

For someone who speaks for a living, she sure has a limited vocabulary when dealing with the police (as well as with people who refuse to serve her in stores).

DR226
DR226

I hate to use this term but it's the strongest I can think to describe her, C##T, self absorbed, thinks she's entitled. An enbarressment to her heritage, gender, and whereever she got educated ( or not ).

SCPD989
SCPD989

Pretty bad when even the liquor store employee wouldn’t sell her anything. And they didn’t ask her to preform field sobriety tests...so how did they know she was drunk? Can’t believe what an ass she is

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Walmart doesn't sell race cards. She needs to look elsewhere for one.

BruthaV
BruthaV

Jenni Monet: "Did I mention that I'm an award-winning journalist?" Police Officer: "Yes, you did. Now place your hands behind your back."

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

"Ma'am, your belief that your brown skin has somehow clouded my judgement is unfounded. I based my opinion on my observations. You are an obnoxious, rude, drunken bitch with self-entitlement issues....and you are under arrest."

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

Lay off the firewater lady. By the way, did you guys know she was an award winning journalist?

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

Stupid POS Bitch needs some jail time..

Cowboycop22
Cowboycop22

Oops. Videos just a bitch ain’t it princess. But go ahead keep screaming racism. We all c what u really are.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Times like this make me happy there is video evidence. I hope she takes it to trial.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This entitled, racist bitch is a lier, a drunk and, oh ya, an award winning journalist, don't ya know!!!! She got herself into this mess.

Gramercy
Gramercy

You'd think...being "an award-winning journalist"...that she would have a better vocabulary under her control...oh wait...maybe she was NOT under her control..have to agree with ReserveDepty3431....the firewater was apparent in words, slurs, and HER PROFILING of the police and the store employees!

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

an award-winning journalist ...so what? Does that mean she thinks she gets a free pass from a DUI? Tired of people screaming racism when there is none there....

SDLucas
SDLucas

Results of the BAT? Surely there was a BAT? Maybe not... could take a warrant, I suppose, and the time to obtain one render results inconclusive; IDK.
But I can't see any reason any reasonable person should think she should not have been arrested.
'So tired of this "race-card" and "profiling" BS, and I'm not even a cop; thanks, Blue-Line, for persevering thru it.

Dangerdoug
Dangerdoug

Individuals like this need some good old fashioned police brutality. Like a face imprint on the hood of the cruiser.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What an entitled bitch!!! So sick of these people throwing a tantrum when they don't get their way! And it's always the usual, racist!! Well this "award winning cunt" needs to lay off the sauce!!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Hahaha!!! It’s funny how the news washed their hands with this chick before they ended the story saying the was a former reporter. Typical, play on racism. Someone should slap that smug look of her face. Who gives a fick if you are an “award winning journalist”? If you hold that much “prestige” (in her own eyes) you should carry yourself in a more professional manner. Your title in society doesn’t entitle you to shit. It doesn’t make you better than anyone else just because people know your name for whatever reason. Now your an award winning journalist that got arrested for DWI. Add that to your list of accomplishments!

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

“Journalist”?? Doesn’t that mean, paid liar and liberal propaganda agent? Your journalist title and $2 will get ya a cup of coffee. Bimbo.

J_Logi83
J_Logi83

There’s an “award winning” piece of garbage right there.

Bigg59
Bigg59

That attitude say's it all what a piece of work