VIDEO NY Daily News Writer Tells World: Trooper Raped Woman - Now Video Is Out

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Bodycam video has been released showing the arrest of Sherita Dixon Cole.

Ellis County, TX - New York Daily News activist-writer Shaun King released a story on Sunday which definitively stated that a Texas DPS trooper raped a woman after falsely arresting her for DUI, then booked her on those false charges.

Now Texas DPS has released the bodycam video and it shows that the entire story was a lie.

The incident started after a Texas DPS trooper stopped Sherita Dixon Cole for a traffic violation early Sunday morning on Interstate 35 near U.S. 287.

While on the stop, the trooper located an open bottle of wine in the vehicle and performed field sobriety tests on Dixon Cole.

At the end of the field sobriety tests, the trooper determined that there was probable cause to arrest her for driving while intoxicated.

The trooper routinely processed Dixon Cole for DUI and booked her into Ellis County jail.

You can see the full post of Shaun King's allegations HERE, we've included the excerpts below.

Please help share this story on social media to help stop the ongoing death threats, and clear this trooper's name.

Just hours later, Shaun King posted to social media that Dixon Cole was stopped because the trooper thought she was drunk; this is not true, she was stopped for a traffic violation.

King stated that "Cole voluntarily performed and passed all dui/dwi protocol including a breathalyzer," and that the trooper "'didn’t like [her] attitude' and that he was going to take her to jail anyway."

The video actually shows that Dixon Cole showed numerous clues of being impaired during the field sobriety tests, and no roadside preliminary breath test was given.

King stated that the trooper "took a seat beside Cole and placed his hand on her thigh. He asked her if she wanted to go home as he hiked up her skirt. He told her that she could earn her way home, if she really wanted to go."

The video clearly shows that the trooper never touched her thigh, and never said any such thing.

The accusations got even more wild when Dixon Cole's fiance arrived on scene. King stated:

Cole had called her boyfriend to the scene of the stop when she was first pulled over. He arrived just as the officer began to accost her.

[The Trooper] asked Cole who was in the car. When she explained it was her fiancé he asked her was he armed.

When she said he was not, [the trooper] retorted “If you tell him what happened he will be armed and his fire arm will be visible when I have to shoot him.” [the trooper] went out to speak with Cole’s boyfriend and allowed him to speak with her briefly in his presence.

Video shows that the trooper never said any such thing.

King's story then started reading like it was straight out of a trashy pornographic magazine:

[The trooper] immediately ended the conversation and told Cole he was taking her to the Ellis County Jail. Her fiancé told [the trooper] that he would follow them to the jail but [the trooper] warned him that he could not follow him and would be arrested if he tried.

Cole’s fiancé drove a short distance up the road and waited for the officer to head toward the jail.

Instead, [the trooper] reentered the patrol car after placing Cole back into front passenger seat with her hands cuffed behind her back.

He drove the car behind the vacant dealership and told Cole “why don’t you just give me some of that sweet [expletive] you have been given your fiancé and then you can go home.”

Cole begged [the trooper] to just take her to jail. He placed his hands back up her skirt and penetrated her vagina, warning her “not to be stupid!”

He explained, she could “go home tonight” if she just gave him what he wanted.

When [the trooper's] patrol car didn’t come up the road, Cole’s fiancé looped around the highway and made its way behind the dealership. When [the trooper] saw the car approaching he drove off while Cole’s fiancé followed at a distance.

[The trooper] maneuvered his vehicle down back streets and was successfully able to lose the vehicle tailing him. He told Cole that he knew a place where they could go and where he could get what he wanted so she did not have to go to jail. He continued to pull at her clothes and place his hand down her shirt and up her skirt.

Cole continued to beg to just be taken to jail as her boyfriend searched for her. Finally, [the trooper] relented and drove back to the highway and to Ellis County jail where she was booked for DUI/DWI.

Blue Lives Matter has reviewed the entire body camera video and at no point did the trooper make any verbal or physical advances towards Dixon Cole, or suggest there was any way that she wouldn't be going to jail.

The trooper also never pulled behind the car dealership. Once the tow truck driver picked up the vehicle, the trooper drove straight to the Ellis County jail where Dixon Cole was processed and booked for DUI.

While Dixon Cole was still in custody and being booked, King somehow obtained the fabricated details of his long story and posted all allegations as if they definitively happened. King also included the trooper's name in his story.

The post instantly resulted in thousands of people flooding the jail with phone calls so that they don't "Sandra Bland" Dixon Cole.

Sandra Bland killed herself while in a jail in 2015, and anti-police conspiracy theorists say that she was actually murdered by police who staged a suicide, and that she was actually dead when they took her mugshot using her body.

The mob then misidentified another law enforcement officer as the arresting officer because he had the same last name. They then began to post his phone number, his wife's information, and the information of other family members online.

The posts came with numerous death threats.

The only part of the video which may cause a reasonable person to be concerned it that almost two hours after the trooper stopped Dixon Cole, she provided a breath sample which indicated a .06% breath alcohol level, which is below the per se limit.

Alcohol dissipates at around .015% per hour, which indicates that Dixon Cole could have had a level of .09% at the time of the stop.

The .06% breath sample has no impact on the validity of the case, but it allows her a potential defense where she can claim she was drinking alcohol immediately prior to the stop, so her alcohol level was increasing rather than decreasing.

Texas DPS has now released the video showing the interaction saying, "The Department is appalled that anyone would make such a despicable, slanderous and false accusation against a peace officer who willingly risks his life every day to protect and serve the public."

Dixon Cole has not made any public comment on the incident herself, but she has retained civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt who posted the same allegations as King, but was less definitive and detailed.

Merritt blasted law enforcement for not conducting a forensic rape investigation and dismissed a Texas DPS statement saying that that the video did not back up claims against the trooper.

Shaun King's response to the Texas DPS statement was to tweet, "I'm not trying to play respectability politics here, but Sherita is a widely respected fully employed human resources professional. She has a BA from @UTAustin and her MA in Human Resources. She has a son in college. I refuse to accept any attacks on her character right now."

He has not made a statement since the release of the video as of early Wednesday morning.

​The entire two-hour video of the stop and DUI processing was extremely uneventful. We have cut out the time around when Dixon Cole's fiance arrives, which is the timeframe when the most horrific allegations were made. You can see that video below.

If you would like to see the full two hours of video, you can watch it HERE.

Please help share this story on social media to help stop the ongoing death threats, and clear this trooper's name.

Comments (41)
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Sherb13
Sherb13

Shaun King should be sued for libil, period. His tweet is all of the evidence that we need.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Absolute joke.

DaveZ
DaveZ

Criminally Charge her with obstruction of police officer, witness intimidation (police officer), maybe even filing false complaint against an officer(FB posts)

Privately sue her for slander...

Logic Required
Logic Required

This is insanity, ofcourse Shaun king has deleted every shred of this from his Facebook and Twitter. When is this guy going to be held accountable for the death threats and lies that he has exacerbated.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Shelbyasshole....no one gives a fuck what you say or post. Fuck off

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Oh and Fuck Lee Merritt and Shaun King also, don’t want to leave those fucktards out.

JBo
JBo

"...Our calls for professionalism and adherence to protocol, however, should not be construed as a rush to judgment." Of course it's not a rush. Just business as usual by blasting the allegations all over the media and social networks...then start investigating. But hey...for you, no publicity is bad publicity. Right?

RunCop
RunCop

Shaun King...enough said. Just another Lowest common denominator !

BobIn704
BobIn704

You can never DELETE Anything from any social media permanently. It will also be there for recover purposes. Get a GREAT atty that will work for free until money is recovered. Sue them both, take their home, cars, etc. Get a SUPER AGGRESSIVE ATTY that will rip them to shreds. This is BS, as this will ALWAYS be on the officers record no matter what the outcome which is BS!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Another hate hoax. Why am I not surprised? List of over a hundred similar hoaxes complete with links to the original sources: https://www.moonbattery.com/links/Hate-Hoax-List.html

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's so difficult for me to understand how a white man pretending to be black has become the spokesperson for a race that can't seem to get out of their own way. Yet, blacks will jump to conclusions based on a story that was obviously fabricated. Now it's time to punish those who made the accusations and to criminally prosecute those who made death threats. Go after these people each and every time and make them pay. Also, I think it's time for our resident idiots (Lowest, Shelby and Marxist) to eat crow. Of course, I doubt they are man enough to say they were WRONG (yet again) !

kkima68
kkima68

I tell ya, you couldn't pay me enough to be an officer! These men and women deserve our utmost respect for putting up with so much crap!

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

@Thinblueline, don't forget Hi_estComnDenomn!

WeAllMutter
WeAllMutter

King posted the 2 hour video with a retraction of his earlier statement. His commenters basically calling him out for bad journalism, and the woman out for severly damaging the credibility of those who have faced real abuse (let’s face it, it happens). Others saying “cops never apologize when they do wrong, why can’t we also just say she’s ‘one bad apple’ like the police always say when they get busted?” Anyway, state of the field…

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Why would i be eating crow? I said the department better be right, and they were.

Also, i don't recall saying anything about race. Where did you get that from?

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

LCD you just sound very childish..."you better be right" "you better hope your right" just sounds like a spoiled little kid. And since Shaun King is a white guy I am fairly sure you didn't believe anything he said.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn you insinuated they were lying and now that you were proven wrong, you're backtracking, yet again. You're nothing but a little bitch who isn't man enough to say you were wrong. I never said you mentioned race but this lying about police officers has become a favorite pastime for your people. Now, thanks to video evidence, everyone is seeing you all are nothing more than lying POS.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thinblueline
Why would i not listen to white people? One of my best friends is white, i listen to him all the time.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Im confused as to where you think i back tracked, i said they were right.

Also, easy with the "your people," because the only reason you don't comment on white cop killer articles or white school shooter articles is so you don't potentially have to hear that line from someone. It's very noticeable which articles you choose to exclude yourself from.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn What you failed to say is anything about the damage this woman and King caused to the arresting officer. You spent a day implying the officer did something wrong and that the department was lying about the video evidence. You should be incensed that King created yet another false scenario against a police officer involving a black person. I would think you would be pissed by the shear number of false accusations that involve "your people." It's very noticeable how you fail to criticize "your own people" but jump all over any accusations made against police officers without a shred of proof. As far as the comments I make, I certainly don't pick and choose by race. I look at each article and if I have something to say, I do, and it doesn't matter what color they happen to be.

Copper355
Copper355

Lee Merritt was punished in Texas for practicing law without a license earlier this year. This should now be a jailable offense. Complete shame.
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Civil-Rights-Attorney-Lee-Merritt-Accused-of-Practicing-without-TX-Law-License-471713043.html

Heezels
Heezels

“yeeeah, you're gonna have to come up off that unedited footage. "Trust us, we watched it and nothing happened" is bullshit.” - Hi_estComnDenomn

It is true that you never explicitly said Shawn King was right, and the police are wrong. However, the insinuation is clear in the above statement. I think what you’re going to say is that you were skeptical of the police’s claims. Which is all well and good. However, the above statement isn’t exactly an exceecise in skepticism. For one, there’s the claim that they need to bring unedited footage. Which already insinuates that you’re expecting police to tamper with evidence, which is fair. If the event did occur as described, and they wanted to protect the officer for whatever reason, then they’d do that. But there’s a specific way in which we communicate. And if you had left the comment at that, there would be nothing justifiably controversial about it.

The second sentence is what kills this narrative though. It’s provocation for its own sake. For one, a smart man like yourself knows that they can’t release evidence while conducting an investigation. I take it the department felt it was an open a shut case, so they did immediate or work. But you called their claims bullshit before you had evidence that they were lying. You believed the initial provocative tweet without evidence. So the bias is clear. After all is said and done. You were either carried by emotion in your initial response, or you were purposefully trying to bait an angry reaction from people who are obviously biased pro police.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

LCD....I like what Heezels said but I disagree and think you’re just a douche.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Doesn’t anyone get it yet??? You can NEVER arrest any African-American! They do not have to comply and no matter how nice you are to them, they will sue you after the politicians let them go. Just ride around and look at your shoe shine and don’t see anything. If sent on a call, just let them African-American do what ever they want. Yell at you, swearat you, hit you, tell you to “fuck off” or anything else they feel like and above all... remember to apologize for having interrupted that individuals day and for having the audacity to think you had a right to talk with them.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Wondering why she wasn't placed in the back seat like most people. The officer was very accommodating to her. Maybe she saw his kindness as a weakness and used it against him......

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
Well said, but again ill say i didn't care if it was a cop or civilian, white or black. One party happened to be a white cop, and the other happened to be a black civilian. I don't even think i directly commented on what Shaun King said, as @LEO0301 continues to harp on. Apparently it's only white folk that think Shaun King is a spokesman for black people, based on LEO0301 continually bringing it up.

My bottom line was that if a rape occured, it didn't matter who did it and who it was done to. In this scenario, i said "the department better be right" and they were. If it was a civilian who had evidence, id have said "he'd/she'd better be right." My bottom line was if a potential rapist was walking free, it wouldn't surprise me if he caught two to the back of his head.

Again, i did not mention race, and i only mentioned occupation because it was the center of the story. I did say their statement about footage was bullshit, and that was pre-emptive and wrong on my part. Everything else i said, i stand behind.

Check any rape story on here, and I'm sure i said something about it. That was my motivation.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thinblueline
FatBlueBitch, no one cares.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
I dont believe you. When the next school shooting happens, probably in a month or so if schools are still in session, I'll look forward to your input. Again, the absence of your comments on certain articles is very telling.

Heezels
Heezels

@Hi_estComnDenomn fair enough. I’m
Glad there was some compromise here.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

LCD you’re a sensitive little snowflake.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

PCP should be his name. What rape?

Bren_PD
Bren_PD

Talcum X does it again!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thinblueline
And you rock back and forth to get off your couch, ThickBlueBitch.

Betts122
Betts122

The DPS Trooper should sue writer Shaun King for "defamation of character" and the "New York Daily News" for printing the lies!

Betts122
Betts122

The DPS chief should launch a full investigation into writer Shaun King got the details of this report so he could write about it.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn of course King is the spokesperson for the black race. I was just reading comments about it yesterday. People were posting thoughts about King's lies and they were still defending him, claiming he was "too important" to the movement to let this "little setback" change their opinion of him. And you can backtrack all you want but we all know how you bought into his lie hook, line, and sinker. Concerning comments made about school shootings, I made several about the one in Florida and openly went after the cowardly deputy who hid instead of engaging the shooter.
EDIT - yes, you did say their statement about footage was bullshit. It again proves my contention you made up your mind the officer had committed a rape before there was any proof. Your true colors are showing, Cheech.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
LOL, like i said, it's white people like you that claim him to be a leader. Aldo, i didn't mention him at anytime, but you did. You sure you don't just want him to be your leader? You're awfully obsessed.

And you avoid articles involving white killers like the plague. You may have commented on the school cop, but i never refuted that. I said you don't comment on white killers.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn Whatever, Cheech. Keep denying the truth that is obvious to all. Now go crawl back into the hole you slithered out of.

Littleol'me
Littleol'me

I watched the video twice and at no time saw this officer say or do anything out of line.

GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

All 4 of the parties directly involved should be prosecuted & civilly sued for their actions. The secondary parties (doxxers) should also be held liable along with the people that harassed and threatened the officers & their families. Without SOME kind of consequences for their illegal & dangerous actions they will just continue to commit these crimes.


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