NFL Police Protocol

VALLEY VILLAGE, CA – NFL wide receiver Roddy White felt threatened by an officer during a traffic stop in DeKalb county Georgia. The officer approached White’s car with his hand on his holster. 

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White received two traffic tickets, one for speeding and the other for an expired license. He asked the officer if it was a protocol to approach his car with his hand over his gun. The officer responded saying it was a police protocol. White took to twitter to express what he experienced in hopes that sharing his story he can save someone’s life.

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DeKalb County’s police manual is post online and does not mention anything about putting your hand over a gun during a traffic stop as a protocol.

By, Mabelynn Capeluj.

Contributions from CNN and The Bleacher Report.

Photo, ESPN.

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