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NYC Councilmember Yusef Salaam Stopped by NYPD While Driving with Family

HeadlineJan 30, 2024

Here in New York, Harlem councilmember and exonerated “Central Park Five” member Yusef Salaam was pulled over by police Friday night while driving with his family. Dashcam video shows the officer appearing to back off after Salaam, who was sworn in less than a month ago, identifies himself as a member of the New York City Council. Salaam says the officer never responded to his request to know why he was being stopped; the NYPD later said it’s because his car windows were illegally tinted and he had an out-of-state license plate.

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