Traffic Stop

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30m | Documentary, Short


Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher from Austin, Texas, was stopped for a routine traffic violation in June 2015, that escalated into a dramatic arrest. Caught on police dashcams, King was pulled from her car by the arresting officer, repeatedly thrown to the ground and handcuffed.

During the trip to jail in the police car, she engaged in a revealing conversation with another white officer about race and law enforcement in America. The documentary juxtaposes dashcam footage with scenes from King's everyday life.

Director: Kate Davis
Studio: HBO Films
Producer(s): David Heilbroner
Writer(s): Kate Davis

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