Diamond Harris pleaded guilty to four charges in Flowood Municipal Court in December. The 21 year-old black female was arrested by Flowood police in August after she refused to provide her license during a traffic stop, attempted to drive away from police, and then struggled when police tried to remove her from the car. Harris recorded part of the incident and gave the video to WAPT. JJ obtained the police reports and convictions through a public records request. Readers may remember this video broadcast on WAPT:
The police report states Flowood police Sergeant Jimmy Hall saw Harris ran a redlight at East Metro and McKenzie streets. She turned onto Lakeland Drive. Hall stopped her and then approached her on the right side of the car because she was on the fog line. Harris rolled down the window only a couple of inches. Hall asked her to roll down the window. The report states that she complied "slowly". Hall asked her to give him her driver's license and proof of insurance. She told him "she did not have to do so". He asked the to do so several more times. Harris placed the vehicle in reverse and then into drive. Hall asked for backup while Harris returned the vehicle to the parked position. She still refused to give Hall her license and insurance documents. She used her iphone to record the incident. She then called the Flowood police department to "report the incident".
Other units arrived and blocked the front and rear of her car with their vehicles. The WAPT video shows her attempting to drive off while the police had his arms in her car. Police opened the door and told her to get out. The report states that she resisted and struggled. Police told her to stop resisting or else they would use a taser. She continued to resist so a taser was used on the lower parts of her body.
However, Harris told WAPT she was "scared" and asked police if "this was like Sandra Bland". Attorney Dennis Sweet represented Harris. She pleaded guilty to failure to exhibit driver's license on demand, abuse calls to emergency telephone service, resisting arrest, disobeying a traffic control device, and disorderly conduct. She was fined $1,050 and court costs.
Note: Observations made in earlier post:
*She repeatedly refused to give her license to the police. The police asked her over a dozen times for her license and she told them she would not give to them each time.
*She refused to get out of her car when asked to do so.
*She told police she was "fixing to" pull off. Um, the cop has his hands on the window. He is standing right by the window. She told him she was driving away. Car could potentially be a weapon at that point and she is now fleeing the police. Which is better? Chasing her through traffic or stopping her before she drives off?
*Other police officers (not connected with Flowood PD or Rankin SO) told JJ they thought the young girl tried to set up the police as she kept re-setting the camera angle.
*She raised the window up on the police.
Kingfish note: This woman is really dumb, as in brain-dead dumb. Quit letting Facebook memes do your thinking for you.