Fla. student found guilty in window-shattering traffic stop
A jury found a University of Central Florida student guilty of resisting arrest Friday in a confrontation with an officer that was caught on camera last year
ORLANDO, Fla. — A jury found a University of Central Florida student, who's confrontation with a police officer was caught on camera last year, guilty of resisting arrest Friday.
Victoria King declined two plea deals, which didn’t include jail time, Thursday morning. She was charged and convicted with resisting arrest after police said she refused to roll down her passenger side window during a traffic stop.
Police video of the violent encounter was released last year after King filed a complaint. It shows UCF campus police Officer Timothy Isaac pulling over a vehicle driven by King on Sept. 4, 2013.
The officer told King she was missing a brake light and that she did not signal when she changed lanes.
King did not have a registration document for the car and is repeatedly heard telling the officer that she was trying to get to the school’s health clinic.
When the officer tried to serve King with a ticket, the stop took a glass-shattering turn.
King refused to roll down her passenger’s side window, so the officer said he would break it.
“If you roll it up on my...” Isaacs is heard saying as the glass shatters.
“Oh my gosh. Are you serious?” King asked him.
“Get out of the car, get out of the car,” Isaacs said. “You’re getting charged with resisting right now.”
The officer said the window broke as King was rolling it up.
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King made several mentions during the recording that she was pregnant and having a miscarriage. She said later that she was not sure if she was pregnant, but said she was bleeding.
King filed a complaint, saying the officer used brutal and excessive force.
Reprinted with permission from WESH.