The latest incident of police profiling occurred in the small town of Greenville, South Carolina.
A police officer was conducting traffic stop when he saw a black man driving a Toyota Corolla.
According to police, the officer then asked the man why he was driving, and he answered that he was going to “help the police.”
The officer then made the officer write a citation for speeding, driving without a license plate, and a stop sign.
Police then arrested the man for failing to signal when stopped, and later filed a civil rights complaint against the officer for the traffic stop.
The officer, who is white, is also facing multiple charges, including violating the man’s civil rights and failing to maintain a safe working environment.
Greenville police chief Ed Whitley told the New York Times that he would have fired the officer had he known of the racial bias.
“I would have taken that officer to task for the discrimination,” Whitley said.
The police chief added that the officer is no longer on the force, and that the incident is now under investigation.
“We are working with the local authorities to identify and hold accountable those who participated in the arrest and subsequent arrest of a person based on their race,” Whitleys chief told reporters.