This time the harassment was caught on camera by the man’s girlfriend, who was sitting in the passenger seat.
The man, who goes by the name Kash Alpha, was driving in Sacramento earlier this month when he noticed an unmarked cop car driven by two Sacramento cops following him.
Kash pulled over to ask the officer why they are following him.
“I felt nervous. I didn’t know what was going to happen,” Kash recalled in an interview with CBS in Sacramento.
That’s when his girlfriend began recording the encounter.
“I just want to see who’s in your car today,” the cop tells Kash.
“My girlfriend,” he responds.
“Obviously, last time, you were riding with some pretty bad dudes,” the cop says.
The officer proceeds to call Kash a dangerous man and claims he’s just doing his job.
While Kash’s girlfriend documents the incident on her cell phone, the cop looks to the phone then turns to his partner, telling him off camera that Kash is attempting to get him fired.
Kash then explains to his girlfriend the cop is the same officer who took him to jail previously for having firearm. The gun was registered, but Kash was carrying the gun in his vehicle without a concealed carry permit.
The gun was registered, but Kash was carrying the gun in his vehicle without a concealed carry permit.
“Every time I see you, I’m going to be looking at you,” the cop threatens Kash from his patrol car.
The officer driving flashes the OK sign.
After the incident, Kash said he felt like the officers were trying to antagonize and intimidate him.
“The feeling I got was like a sick, tired feeling. Why? You know, why?” he explained in an interview after the incident.
Betty Williams, Sacramento NAACP President, says the video is a glimpse of why so many people are recording police encounters.
“This is documented proof of what black men go through every day, every day and officers feel they can get away with it,” she said.
Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness explained that’s just how the Thin Blue Line operates.
”He was arrested before, he knows who he is. He sees him, he follows him. I think it’s reasonable. I think that’s what most reasonable people would expect of law enforcement,” McGinness told CBS local after reviewing the footage.
No charges have been filed against Kash for his gun arrest. Other than that arrest, he has no criminal record.