Who is Lt. Caron Nazario?
Caron Nazario is a member of the US Army Medical Corps who was reportedly pepper-sprayed and knocked to the ground in the open showing police officers in Windsor, Virginia, pointing guns at his color and suggesting he was facing execution
Nazario has graduated from Virginia State University and was commissioned out of their Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, Arthur told AP.
Army Lt. Caron Nazario
Nazario was a little afraid about the threats and proceeded to sue two police officers — Daniel Crocker and Joe Gutierrez — accusing them of racially mistreating him. The officers reportedly pulled his car over on charges of driving without a license although he had temporary plates taped to the window. They also said they used force because he would not get out of the car. The police also alleged that Nazario was trying to elude the police.
A U.S. Army officer filed a federal civil lawsuit against police officers who pepper-sprayed and assaulted him.
Lt. Caron Nazario, of Latinx and African American descent, alleges that his constitutional rights were violated and race played a role. pic.twitter.com/YbqLAfa2w4
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Nazario filed his lawsuit this month and in it, he said his constitutional rights were violated in the incident in the town of Windsor, located about 70 miles southeast of Richmond. Attorney General Jonathan Arthur told the Associated Press that Nazario was returning home from duty at the time. He also told the outlet that Nazario was “not doing too well” after the incident. Nazario also said, “race played a role”.
“These cameras captured footage of behavior consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement officers, who, believing they can operate with complete impunity, engage in unprofessional, discourteous, racially-biased, dangerous and sometimes deadly abuses of authority,” the lawsuit says.
According to another report, the cops asked Nazario if he had any weapons inside his car. When Nazario said he did, Crocker went to retrieve Nazario’s gun which Arthur said was illegal. He said once the officers understood that, their attitude towards Nazario changed.
And they then started threatening to ruin his career if he spoke against it, Arthur added.