Women Cry That Cop Racially Profiled Them, So Chief Confronts Them With Dashcam

Police have released a dashcam video that showed Ciera Calhoun told a very different story from what actually happened.

Lee’s Summit, MO – Police have released a dashcam video of a July 15 traffic stop in response to accusations that an officer racially profiled the driver and occupants of a car (video below).

“3 black nurses with bachelor degrees and Master degrees were standing at the side of the road for an hour being harassed. Continuously being accused of stuff this officer was making up in his head!” Ciera Calhoun posted on her Facebook page, according to The Kansas City Star.

“Theses (sic) police officers had their hands on their guns the whole time I tell you. I can honestly say I don’t feel safe around police officers at all. I didn’t care for police before, But now I can say I hate them to the core of me. I felt so offended. Never received an apology… felt manly harassing three females,” Calhoun wrote.

However, the dashcam video that the Lee’s Summit Police Department released proved that all of Calhoun’s allegations were false.

Her Facebook posts have since been removed, The Kansas City Star reported.

Calhoun’s entire interaction with the police department lasted a total of 21 minutes, and the dashcam video showed that the officer was perfectly polite and professional in all of his interactions with her.

Lee’s Summit Police Chief Travis Forbes called racial profiling a “serious allegation.”

“Biased-based policing is prohibited. We look into any complaints about this very seriously,” Chief Forbes told The Kansas City Star.

The chief said the department started an investigation into Calhoun’s allegations as soon as they became aware of her Facebook post, and quickly learned that her accusations were not based in fact.

The incident began at about midnight when officers pulled over a car for driving without having headlights on near Northeast Douglas Street and Tudor Road, The Kansas City Star reported.

After the officer initiated a traffic stop, the dashcam video showed a plastic bag flew at the police car. It appeared to have come from the vehicle he was stopping.

The video showed the officer stopped the car, and approached it. He explained why he had stopped them.

Calhoun, the driver of the car, told the officer she was driving a rental car and wasn’t familiar with it. She said her personal vehicle had automatic lights, The Kansas City Star reported.

Calhoun denied knowledge of any plastic bag coming from her car.

The officer took her information back to his patrol unit to check, and on the video, he said he didn’t smell anything in the car and that the plastic bag could have blown up from the roadway.

However, Calhoun had given the officer consent to search her rental car, and so he did. By this point, two other officers had arrived on the scene.

Lee’s Summit Police Sergeant Chris Depue told The Kansas City Star said there was nothing “sinister or nefarious” about the officer searching Calhoun’s vehicle.

Sgt. Depue said he’d never skipped an opportunity to do a consent search on a vehicle he had stopped, and that in his opinion, the officer was simply taking every precaution when he initiated the search of Calhoun’s vehicle.

During the search, officers found something they believed might be marijuana, so they field-tested it to see if it contained THC. It did not.

In the video, the officer can be heard explaining his process to Calhoun.

Throughout her exchange with the officer, Calhoun remained polite – even sweet.

The officer calmly explained the two warnings that he was giving to Calhoun.

“Alright, cool,” Calhoun said when he was finished.

“Do you have any questions about why I did what I did?” the officer asked her on the video.

“No, I’m straight,” she replied on the video.

“Okay, you guys are free to go,” the officer told her.

It turned out that the warning the officer gave Calhoun for driving in Missouri on a Texas license while the computer showed her Missouri license was expired was incorrect, but that was a training matter and not a profiling issue, Sgt. Depue said.

Calhoun complained to The Kansas City Star that a captain from the Lee’s Summit police had called her and asked her to take down her Facebook post because it was “derogatory.”

“Her post is derogatory,” Sgt. Depue told The Kansas City Star in an email, and added that if Calhoun “insists on sticking by her allegations, it will be our plan to not only release the video of the stop, (but to) refute her allegations and release the screenshots of her Facebook posts that she has now taken down.”

“We don’t want to be ugly about this but she is making a serious allegation that is simply not true and we will show the public the entire body of evidence regarding the stop,” he said.

The post has since been removed from Calhoun’s page, but she has continued to insist she was racially profiled.

“If I was cordial, why did he feel like he needed to have his hand on his gun?” Calhoun asked.

She complained that all she wanted was an apology. Our question is, what for?

Lee’s Summit Police Captain Brian Wilson said the officer who conducted the traffic stop has been on the department for five years and has never had a racial profiling complaint lodged against him, The Kansas City Star reported.

Sgt. Depue said all the officers on the force are trained annually on bias-based policing.

“It is a mandatory training for all sworn staff that is done each year,” the sergeant said.

You can see the video of the traffic stop below.

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Comments (34)
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Tmorh
Tmorh

Another entitled black woman lying to keep the race card out there.

JBo
JBo

Officers need to start suing for slander in cases like this.

angeleyes
angeleyes

i live about 10 min. from here. have never had a problem with the Lee's Summit police. If she's going to be or is a nurse, she might want to stop lying. I hope any future or present employer sees this.

LynnSB
LynnSB

So WHY isn't this LYING POS being charged with a false report ???

LEO0301
LEO0301

This would be shocking if it didn't happen every week and always the same actors. I can't speak for this officer but if she made a serious accusation like that about me I would be talking to a lawyer about a lawsuit.

VWells
VWells

Yep! If I was that officer I would sue her royally! And they wonder why people don’t trust them? How do you think the police feel, everyday they risk their lives for our protection! 🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️👮‍♀️👮‍♀️

LauneBear
LauneBear

start suing these people, so far EVERY single one of them was a lie, everytime someone takes to facebook and lies their ass off to slander the Police the dash cam needs to be posted along with a SUIT for slander. Make examples out of them otherwise these liars will never stop.

RedRuby
RedRuby

I read her comment on facebook and I am not a black woman but a white woman and if I was pulled over for an hour to have my vehicle searched I would have been plenty upset and ticked off and wondering if I was being set up! With all the hangings lately of blacks she and her friends were probably more than a little scared! Perhaps she should have explained to the officer that all three of them were professional nurses and none of them would be jeopardizing their careers over something as stupid and senseless as THC and that is why she is familiar with the other officers terminology is from her schooling-training NOT FROM PERSONAL USE. Then the officer would have looked at her with a whole new level of respect and of course as an equal. She actually should have done that more from the beginning. Drop that Nurses Degree and BOOM have a nice evening ladies.... careful on the road and enjoy your stay in Missouri. Instead she was mum and instead of flirting her or at least on of the other ladies also nurses should have come out with that.... like and ruin our lives when we have just begun our careers, NO WAY! Cos and hospital staff or medical professionals work together. They respect each other it is life and death out there...give them a break and they will do likewise... all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. You all deserve it the Blue Lives and the Nurses.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

RedRudy learn to read. It was 21 minutes not an hour. You’re an idiot if you think saying you are a nurse will stop a police officer from performing his or her duties in a complete and professional manner. I can see you are a bigot when you judge people by their profession. Shame on you and your standards.

DixieBlue
DixieBlue

Hangings? Where? I must have missed that.

I'm really surprised that this woman has a degree. I don't see how she would have passed English Comp, based on her FB post.

Katarina
Katarina

Bachelor and Mastor Degree "nurses" and they can't write a story using proper English and grammar? I can only assume their nursing skills are on par with their writing abilities. As far as honesty, are they going to use the same "honesty" if they make a drug error, or will they resort to the same deception as they did here.

Katarina
Katarina

She claims to be a Bachelor or Master's Degree nurse and can't write a post using proper English and grammar? Wonder if she is as "skilled" at nursing. If she is willing to lie about a mistake she made while driving, what is to stop her from lying about a mistake she made regarding patient care with medication or treatment. You can't just make a mistake treating a patient, shrug your shoulders and lie your way out of it. Your patient's lives are in your hands. If you make a mistake (and we all do make mistakes--we are only human) you have to own that mistake, report it and do everything in your power to correct it to protect the life of your patient.

I wouldn't let a person with this much lack of morals treat my dog let alone a loved member of my family. I don't care what the color of your skin is, it is much more important to have and take responsibility for your own actions. Apparently this person isn't able to do that. She wasn't able to drive a car that wasn't familiar to her at night without assuring that her headlights were on. How careful would she be that she didn't give an unfamiliar drug to the wrong patient, or one who was allergic. Who would she try to blame that on? I can find nothing but distain for this woman.

Katarina
Katarina

@RedRuby "With all the hangings lately of blacks " What alternate reality do you even live in? Nurses and medical professionals live by the same rules and laws as the rest of the public. The amount of melanin in your skin doesn't change things either.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I wonder about the quality of education, with good reason, when I see posts like her's. I could write a better composition blind drunk. I also would not trust her nursing skills, not want her administering any drugs/medications to me ......she'd probably misread the amount. Thankfully we have dash cam and body cam footage now. I wish we had it 20 or more years ago.

Memaw187
Memaw187

Don't think I would trust her nursing skills,that ghetto talk doesn't show education and her problem with truthful reporting and trouble mongering seems very unprofessional

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

A BA and an MA? LOL right. Wasn't going to read her post as it always the same old drivel, but seeing the comments here I had to go for it. Did she say what online school she attended? When can the officers start lawsuits against these people who slander the hell out of them by making false claims?

retiredcop
retiredcop

John Hopkins released a study in 2016 which showed medical error as being the 3rd leading cause of death in the US with an estimate of 250,000 deaths a year. https://hub.jhu.edu/2016/05/03/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death/ And I believe it can be assumed that none of the medical errors occurred when that practitioner was in danger of injury or death and had at least seconds to consider the diagnosis or procedure instead of split seconds. I wonder how this woman would feel if people were marching in protest of all of those deaths, ambushing medical personnel, making up lies of their interactions, actively and publicly hating them, etc. No, instead they have insurance to protect their assets which all their patients pay for in higher medical costs, the media ignores all these deaths every year and never reports about any complaints against them and very very few are held criminally accountable. I am not advocating targeting medical personnel with what we endure. No, I just would like some perspective.

KCN
KCN

Another one crying wolf. BA? MA? I say DA (dumb ass).

T2linv
T2linv

Great work officer(s)!

Leadership in this department as well, on point!

Start charging those who falsly accuse and send message it wont be tolerated!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"She complained that all she wanted was an apology'" --Ok, sure ....we are sorry for you that you are a racist , liar and an idiot to think you could get away with your statements . Hmmm....my, that wasn't so hard. I feel better now.

chattycathy
chattycathy

Wow! I thought the video was textbook mutual respect! How disappointing to read the young woman's words. you could have made a difference young lady! #walkaway

Enough already
Enough already

Another day another false accusation made by a black person against a white cop. Instead of writing a warning write a ticket the officer should just ticket them. Give them something to really complain about.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

For those being caught red handed like this and there have been many like this. The law needs to start prosecuting them and get at least 5 years in jail for trying to incite racial hatred. A couple of those and the word get out that the law is sick and tired of these false accusations made against them and has put targets on our Officers backs only because the BLM that has been fueling the kill cops racist agenda. That so called nurse's personal office should be notified for her racism because we don't need racist nurses in the care of patience not knowing what they may do.

Doc___
Doc___

I'm thinking they're nurse aides. Their level of education, along with tossing out a level of education, doesn't jive with the degrees.

Forbidden
Forbidden

man she was obviously racially profiled!!!! she had to get out of the car

Grog
Grog

Just another race-baiting liar! A common trait!