DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines Police officer is being accused of racial profiling for a July traffic stop and a local activist group says its a symptom of a bigger problem in the department.
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement released dash camera and body camera video it obtained of a traffic stop in the city of Des Moines. Montray Little was pulled over by officers Kyle Thies and Natalie Heinemann despite video showing no obvious traffic violations. Little and his passenger, Jared Clinton, are accused of having drugs in the car and acting like they have a weapon as well. Little is handcuffed and Clinton is taken out of the car while they and the vehicle are searched. No drugs or weapons were found. Police did find an open bottle of alcohol which they had the men dump out.