While driving to an interview, Chy-Niece Thacker got pulled over by a cop. And when Thacker reached for her ID, the officer stopped her. Instead, he told her to pop the trunk. Not fully understanding what was happening, Thacker reached for her phone and started taking photos. But all the while, the officer had no idea that he was being watched.
Far too often in recent months and years, encounters with police officers have gone viral for the wrong reasons. In some cases, members of the public have found themselves looking down the barrel of a cop’s gun. And in a few instances, in fact, the outcome has been a heartbreaking one.
For many, however, the best they can hope for when they’re pulled over by a cop is perhaps a stern talking-to or a ticket. So when Chy-Niece Thacker had an encounter with a police officer in 2017, she didn’t know what to expect. Nonetheless, she remained calm as the incident unfolded.