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Police: dash cam footage disproves social media account of traffic stop

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Police: dash cam footage disproves social media account of traffic stop

(KTRS) – St. Louis Police say that a dashcam video proves that social media descriptions of a traffic stop were false. The stop in question happened Sunday evening. Hours after the traffic stop, a Facebook account under the name Melissa Bennett posted a story about the stop, saying her 2 year-old nephew and a five-month […]

(KTRS) – St. Louis Police say that a dashcam video proves that social media descriptions of a traffic stop were false. The stop in question happened Sunday evening.

Hours after the traffic stop, a Facebook account under the name Melissa Bennett posted a story about the stop, saying her 2 year-old nephew and a five-month old baby were in the car. Bennett then accused the officer of pointing a gun at the family inside the car. Police Chief Sam Dotson says the video shows that the conversation was professional and no guns were drawn.

On Monday night, a group of protesters gathered outside of police headquarters with some in the crowd chanting “Black babies matter.”

In a press conference Wednesday, Dotson said this incident illustrates how vulnerable the public has come to believing social media accounts without checking to see if they are credible.

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