September 19, 2012
Are you kidding me? Another example of the stigma that faces those who are living with HIV. This time it was caught on tape.
The video shows Dearborn Police Officer David Lacey telling Shalandra Jones that she should disclose her HIV-positive status whenever a police officer asks her to step out of a vehicle. He said he was "pissed" that Lacey hadn't disclosed her status before he searched the vehicle, and he told the couple, "Honestly, if it wasn't for that, I don't think I would have wrote anybody for anything. But that kind of really aggravated me, you know what I mean? You got to tell me right away, 'I've got this. I've got that.' 'Cause at that time, I wasn't wearing any gloves."
Please call the Dearborn Michigan Police (313-943-2000) and let Officer David Lacey know that this type of action is unacceptable. Action needs to be taken to assure that this will not occur again.