A Florida sheriff’s deputy resigned after body camera footage caught him pulling a gun on a pregnant woman during a traffic stop, according to reports.

Mom of three Ebony Washington was driving from Gainesville to Jacksonville with her kids last week when Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason DeSue attempted to pull her over for speeding.

She was going 75 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, officials said.

Rather than immediately pull over, Washington turned on her emergency lights and kept driving in order to find a well-lit area, according to local media.

Washington said she didn't pull over immediately because she was driving through a dark area and was uncomfortable.
Washington said she didn’t pull over immediately because she was driving through a dark area and was uncomfortable.
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“It was dark [and I was] with my kids. I felt uncomfortable. I didn’t want to be able to not have anyone else around,” Washington told 11 News.

The deputy then commanded Washington to pull over on his loudspeaker, according to footage of the incident.

“Pull the vehicle over, or I’ll put you into the ground,” DeSue said in the body-cam video.

Washington pulled into a gas station parking lot as the deputy exited his cruiser and pointed his gun at her.

“If you make any movement, that’ll be your last mistake you’re gonna make,” DeSue shouted. “Do not move.”

Washington then got out of the car with her kids still inside, and apologized to the deputy, the footage shows. One of the children also recorded the incident from inside the vehicle.

“I’m trying to tell you the only reason why I didn’t stop,” Washington said. “I’m a very educated woman with a master’s degree… I was only not because it’s dark out and I have three kids with me. I’m pregnant, and I did not want them to feel uncomfortable.”

“Shut up about the why,” DeSue can be heard yelling at one point. “Don’t care about the why.”

Washington was eventually given a speeding ticket and left.

The sheriff’s department examined DeSue’s bodycam footage after video of the incident popped up on social media, and said he had violated department standards.



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