Angry White Attorney Saves Handyman From Suspicious Police
A furious attorney said two Washington, D.C., cops wrongly accused her innocent handyman of robbery — just because he’s black, she claimed.
Jody Westby confronted two police officers as they prepared to search 64-year-old Dennis Stucky while they responded an alleged home invasion in the mostly white neighborhood.
The stop was recorded on video, obtained by the Washington Post.
“Just because he’s black, doesn’t mean he’s here to rob a house,” Westby said while defending Stucky’s innocence.
Both of the officers in the video are black, while Westby — who eventually convinced them to let the handyman go — is white.
It started at 1 p.m. on Oct. 1, when an officer spotted Stuck shortly after the break in report. He was wearing his work clothes and carried two bags, which he later explained contained his lunch.
While she had no description of a possible suspect, the cop thought he looked suspicious. She ordered Stucky to sit on the curb and prepared to search him.
That’s when Westby rushed to his side.
As a second officer pulled up to the scene in his police cruiser, the attorney demanded to know why her handyman of 30 years was being searched.
“I’m an attorney and this is wrong. Now please leave our neighborhood,” she said. “He works for us. He’s been in this neighborhood for 30 years.”
Westby asked the cops which address they were responding to.
They answered: 4602 Foxhall Crescent.
They stopped Stucky in the 4500 block.
“That house isn’t even in this neighborhood,” Westby said in the video.
While the two blocks are close in number, the subdivision’s curvy, unlinked streets meant the home in question was three-quarters of a mile away.
No description of the suspect and STILL detained him?? Guess not even the brothas and sistas in the police force are immune to racial profiling…SMH
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