VIDEO | Jon Jones releases statement on ‘racial profiling’ Albuquerque police officer Jason Brown

April 11, 2016 1:03 pm by Russell Ess

Officer Brown all over the news in Albuquerque after reporters dig up how many times he has been in trouble for racial profiling in the past. Being a father of biracial children, I'm definitely not one to pull the race card. At the same time, I'm not necessarily surprised about this discovery after the run in I had with him. Having him stand there, look me in the eyes and start accusing me of several things him and I both know I didn't do made me feel let down by the community, made me feel powerless, he made me feel like what was actually true had no power over him. Now it's easier for me to understand why so many people hold resentment towards law enforcement. Officer brown almost single-handedly ruined my trust in law-enforcement. The sad thing about it is, I actually went to school for criminal justice, I wanted to be an officer myself. Fortunately I know better than to let one person ruin my views of a whole group. Just glad people are finally bringing light to who I was dealing with that night.

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently spent three days in jail after he was ticketed for numerous traffic violations including drag racing, which was ruled a violation of his probation.

Following the news of Jones’ incident with Albuquerque police officer Jason Brown, numerous complaints have surfaced regarding the APD officer.

Jones posted a video of televised news reporting about the complaints officer Brown has received and wrote the following statement in the caption of the post:

“Officer Brown all over the news in Albuquerque after reporters dig up how many times he has been in trouble for racial profiling in the past. Being a father of biracial children, I’m definitely not one to pull the race card. At the same time, I’m not necessarily surprised about this discovery, after the run in I had with him. Having him stand there, look me in the eyes and start accusing me of several things him and I both know I didn’t do made me feel betrayed by the community, he made me feel powerless, he made me feel like what was actually true had no power over him. Now it’s easier for me to understand why so many people hold resentment towards law enforcement. Officer brown almost single-handedly ruined my trust in law-enforcement. The sad thing about it is I actually went to school for criminal justice, I wanted to be an officer myself. Fortunately I know better than to let one person ruin my views of a whole group. Just glad someone is finally bringing light to who I was dealing with that night.”

Jones has pleaded not guilty to the traffic violations issued by Brown and is due in court on May 11th for trial.


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