Virginia State Police seek witnesses of Black soldier’s traffic stop

In this image made from Windsor, (Va.) Police video, Caron Nazario is helped by an EMT after he was sprayed with an agent by Windsor police after a traffic stop on Dec. 20, 2020, in Windsor, Va. Nazario, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop during which he says the officers drew their guns and pointed them at him as he was dressed in uniform. Caron Nazario says his constitutional rights were violated by the traffic stop in the town of Windsor in December. (Windsor Police via AP)

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say they’re looking to hear from anyone who may have witnessed or has information about the traffic stop involving Windsor police and a Black Army lieutenant.

The traffic stop occurred on December occurred on the night of Dec. 5 on Route 460. But videos of the incident drew nationwide attention last week after the soldier filed a lawsuit against the two officers.

State police said in a statement Wednesday that they’re investigating the traffic stop. It was initiated at the request of the Windsor Police Chief and at the directive of Governor Northam.

A federal lawsuit filed by Lt. Caron Nazario alleges that he pepper sprayed and struck by police. He was never charged with a crime.

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