How to avoid getting arrested for driving while black
An academy officer who drove while black is under investigation for allegedly violating federal law, according to an internal affairs report.
Tyler Ross was arrested in November 2018 on suspicion of DUI and driving while intoxicated.
Ross has been a member of the Academy of the City of New York since April 2016.
He has a license to carry a concealed weapon.
Tyrell Ross is a member in good standing of the New York City Police Department.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The internal affairs investigation found that Ross violated several laws by driving while in violation of the law and failing to register his license, according a letter from the academy’s acting executive director, Eric Tassler, to academy board members and the NYPD.
The academy’s disciplinary committee will review the matter and determine whether Ross will be suspended or terminated.
The investigation began after Tyrell Ross’ family complained to the academy that he was driving while Black, according the letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press.
A source familiar with the investigation told AP that officers noticed Ross was in the wrong place at the wrong time and drove over to his car.
Ross was stopped at a red light on Nov. 24.
He was cited and placed in the police car, where he allegedly tried to leave the scene, according an internal investigation report.
Officers found Ross had a suspended license plate.
The license plate has since been removed.
The NYPD has no policy on the issue of whether to revoke a license plate, and police officers cannot revoke a person’s license plate without a criminal conviction.
The internal investigation also found that when Ross drove into the NYPD precinct, he had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent.
He had been drinking alcohol on several occasions and consumed more than three beers on multiple occasions, the letter said.
An internal affairs representative told the board that he could not comment on an ongoing investigation.
The Academy of New Jersey has received a number of complaints from officers who say they were stopped by academy members because of their race.
The New Jersey State Police and other law enforcement agencies in New Jersey are investigating, according in the internal affairs probe.
The state attorney general’s office is also investigating the academy, and New Jersey’s Department of Homeland Security is assisting the state, according.