He’s an outspoken Conservative patriot and he had just announced he was running in the primaries for Governor of Texas when his wife found herself at the center of a bizarre police stop.
Mrs. West had not been drinking. She cooperated with the breathalyzer, but the night STILL ended with her in handcuffs and her infant grandson, who was in the car, getting brought home by someone else.
Not only was she not intoxicated, but she’d also had nothing to drink besides water and lemonade — she even had the receipt to prove it.
ClashDaily covered that saga as it unfolded, here it is in chronological order:
Aug 22: WATCH: Allen West ‘Beyond Livid’ After Wife’s Bizarre DWI Arrest — He Brings The Receipts (Literally)
Aug 23: Allen West Calls For Firing Of Dallas DWI Unit Officer Who Wrongfully Arrested His Wife
Aug 26: Allen West Says Dallas P.D. Are Infringing On His Wife’s Civil Liberties After Questionable DWI Arrest
Sept 2: VINDICATION: Here’s The Latest Update On Traffic Stop Saga Of Allen West’s Wife
Just the News kept digging into that story. They got the bodycam footage in which it is clear she was NOT swaying while walking a straight line, and that she had cooperated with the breathalyzer test.
The video, obtained by Just the News under an open records request, also shows officers administered Angela West a breathalyzer and expressed surprise it did not show her above the legal limit, but then omitted the existence of that test from the official police report they filed before all charges were dropped by prosecutors.
After reviewing the two hours of footage, former Commissioner of the New York Police Department Bernard Kerik said the video unearthed by Just the News raises troubling questions about whether Angela West’s arrest last August was warranted.
“The whole thing stinks of harassment or abuse of power,” said Kerik, normally an ardent supporter of law enforcement. — JustTheNews
Here is Allen West responding to the newly-released bodycam footage on Just the News’s television program.
Now that we know WHAT happened, the real question is WHY did it happen.
Was this a personal grudge?
Was it political?
Was this entirely on her own initiative or at the suggestion of someone else?
The allegations have long since been dismissed. But the incident that wrongfully put a grandmother handcuffs is far from being ‘resolved’.
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