Nolan Smith, a former Duke basketball player, vented his frustration on Twitter over the way he was treated by Durham police officers.
Smith said that when officers pulled him over, they approached him yelling and with weapons raised. He said that he rolled his windows down because his windows were tinted and he wanted to show that he meant no harm, but they still approached with their weapons.
A spokesperson for the Durham Police Department said that Smith was pulled over for a tint violation and that his car did not stop for several blocks. One of the officers pulled his weapon as a safety precaution, because they were unable to see into the back of Smith’s car.
Smith was issued a warning ticket for the tint violation.
Smith tweeted out a play-by-play of what happened:
The encounter I had with the police tonight...... Guns drawn, yelling, no questions asked... Smh... What's really going on?— Nolan Smith (@NdotSmitty) May 28, 2015
Yes I have 4% Tint... But I rolled the windows down right away... And showed them I was harmless.. They didn't care. Guns were out... Wow— Nolan Smith (@NdotSmitty) May 28, 2015
Soon as they relaxed and asked questions.. They became fans... Chill you not getting a autograph now, you just pulled a gun on me. Smh— Nolan Smith (@NdotSmitty) May 28, 2015
The world we living in.... Yes I'm upset so I'm letting Yall know what happened. Cuz it's real.— Nolan Smith (@NdotSmitty) May 28, 2015
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