Who is Charles Hewitt Officer?
Charles Hewitt was a Virginia State Police trooper who was reportedly seen in a viral video telling Derrick Thompson, a Black driver, “you are going to get your a** whooped” before violently pulling him from his car, is no longer with the agency, a spokesperson reportedly said.
Online reports say that contact for Hewitt for a statement is unavailable. Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel Gary T Settle, had deemed Hewitt’s conduct inappropriate shortly after the video became public.
Virginia Trooper Charles Hewitt
Erlich had first posted the video on Twitter in the summer of 2020, and it quickly blew up – with thousands of tweets and retweets.
The 29-year-old Thompson of Woodbridge was pulled over on the Beltway in Fairfax County in April 2019 for an expired inspection decal. He filmed his own traffic stop on his phone camera. According to reports, a trooper who initiated the stop said that he could smell marijuana from Thompson’s car.
However, his attorney said that no drugs were found in the vehicle.
Hewitt was one of three troopers at the scene and was the one who did all of the talking in the video.