A white woman arrested by a black police officer in Florida was recorded going off on a racist tirade in the back of a patrol car, threatening to send her Ku Klux Klan (KKK) friends after his family and burn them.
Julie Edwards, 53, was arrested and accused of drunk driving in DeLand last week by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy Brandon King, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.
King, who the deputy noted in the report that he smelled alcohol on her breath and saw that she was walking unsteadily, allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test or perform a field sobriety test.
While handcuffed in the back of the police cruiser after allegedly attempting to resist, Edwards launched into a racist rant that was captured on King’s body camera.
Edwards is heard telling King that “my KKK people will [find you].”
As @SheriffChitwood put it: “Watch this if you need any more proof there’s no expiration date on ignorance.”
You may have heard someone made racist threats against one of our deputies.
Before you go on a racist rant, just remember we have body cams.
*Warning: Racist language* pic.twitter.com/RZDuph1lZo
— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) February 12, 2019
King asks Edwards if she was making a threat to a law enforcement officer and warned that she would add it to her list of charges.
“I didn’t say it about you. I said they know people like you,” Edwards said in the video. “Hey, ain’t a damn thing wrong with burning a cross in your yard, is there?”
“You f—ed with the wrong white people,” she told the officer before adding that she hoped he didn’t have any children.
Edwards also told King that his “eyes will be poked out” and the “KKK got your ass, boy.”
She is also heard saying that “n—–s should’ve never been let out of slavery.”
“My KKK friends with burn your family,” Edwards told King. “You should never be here in the first place. You ever been whipped on a whipping post?”
“Deputy King is of African-American descent and knows the history behind the KKK and the pain and torture they have caused and still cause to African-Americans today,” the official police report said.
Edwards is facing charges of making threats against a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, driving under the influence, and prior refusal to submit to testing.
“Kudos to Deputy King for his calm response to al the racist garbage this KKK enthusiast could throw at him,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood wrote on Twitter. “Great job Deputy & thank you to everyone condemning the hate in this video!”