Councilwoman Katrina Brown remains defiant about police stop

Fellow councilman apologized for his actions; FOP calls for ethics probe

Katrina Brown
Katrina Brown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One month after Councilwoman Katrina Brown inserted herself into a confrontation with police following a traffic stop of a fellow City Council member, she remains defiant.

Councilman Reggie Gaffney was pulled over on suspicion of driving with a stolen license plate Sept. 18 while heading home from a City Council meeting. While Gaffney was being questioned, Brown pulled up. 

Video recorded by an officer's body camera shows her arguing with police, claiming the stop was the result of racial profiling.

After the I-TEAM obtained the video, Gaffney publically apologized for his behavior and the Sheriff's Office said neither Gaffney nor the officer did anything wrong. Brown told follow council members she had nothing to apologize for.

At a bill signing Wednesday, she said she hasn't changed her mind.

"I believe what I said in Council is my statement. I stand by my statement," Brown said. 

The head of the FOP has called for Brown to resign and filed an ethics complaint because of what she said to the officers during the traffic stop.

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