A Dearborn, Michigan police officer is under fire for issuing a ticket to a woman who revealed she was HIV positive during a traffic stop.
The incident which occurred in August 2012 was recorded by the officer's dash cam.
Shalandra Jones, 43, said she revealed her HIV status to Officer David Lacey when he told her and driver Mark Scott that he smelled marijuana in their vehicle.
Lacey told Jones her HIV status "might be something you want to tell a cop if they pull you out of a car."
Lacey can be heard on the dash cam video telling Jones, "You just made me mad."
He then wrote her a ticket for possession of medical marijuana but the ticket was later thrown out.
Lacey defended his actions, saying "I've been going through her purse and she's got earrings and sh*t I'm touching, and I don't want to catch anything."
Jones is unapologetic about revealing her HIV status -- which she isn't required to do in that situation.
"This will hopefully change how police all over the world treat people with HIV," she told the NY Daily News on Tuesday.
"I was actually shocked," Jones told The News. "I would have never expected that kind of behavior from a police officer."
Thanks to loyal reader Marcella B. for the tip.
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