Police officer gives woman ticket because she did not tell him she had HIVBy Mason White 11:20 AM September 27, 2015
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Michigan, who became pissed off because a woman did not disclose she had HIV, decided to give her a ticket for marijuana possession despite having an expired medical marijuana license.
Now, the city of Dearborn, has agreed to pay $40,000 to the woman of Detroit, for her suffering.
Shalandra Jones filed a lawsuit against Dearborn, after police officer David Lacey scolded her for not telling him about her HIV as soon as he pulled her over for a broken tail light.
Lacey expressed his concern about contracting the disease, according to a video of the traffic stop. Lacey said that he did not want bring any disease home to his family.
He added that Dearborn does not have many people with HIV, and the police do not like people with the disease. Lacey told Jones that he would have not given her a ticket if she was disease free.
People with HIV are not required to tell the police about it.
Jones told Lacey that she had HIV because he found drugs that treat the disease in her car. Lacey gave the woman a ticket for marijuana possession after he found a small amount of marijuana in the car.
Jones had a medical marijuana license, but it had expired. The charge was eventually dismissed.