Meet John Felton
John Felton is the man originally from Dayton Ohio who now lives in Detroit Michigan, and who posted a video to his FB page after he was pulled over by an officer for “making eye contact.”
Reports say Mr. Felton was pulled over in mid-August by an officer from the Dayton Police Department. Felton who had a camera with him on his car, captured their conversation, the officer explained him he failed to signal 100 feet before a turn but John Felton said he did.
Felton then argued,
“I did signal. I did signal. You just needed a reason to pull me over.”
“Sir, you trailed me for how long? You just needed a reason to pull me over,”
“Like, no disrespect, I don’t have nothing against police officers, but all the s— that’s going on now, that’s some scary s—. To have a police officer just trailing you, and then you just pull me [inaudible] because you said I didn’t signal? What?”
After Felton insists he is not braking any laws, the officer replies
Because you made direct eye contact with me and held on to it,”
“I’m not going to argue about it anymore, sir. If you want to keep talking about it … I can give you a citation for the violation and we can take it to court. I’m not going to argue about it anymore. Have a safe day.”
The officer is yet to be identified but following the release of the video, a statement was issued by The city of Dayton saying, “A Dayton Police Officer pulled John Felton over on August 15 for not signaling within 100 feet of a turn. During the stop the Officer additionally acknowledged that Mr. Felton made sustained direct eye contact prior to being stopped. The traffic infraction was verified by the video; however making direct eye contact with an officer is not a basis for a traffic stop.”
The statement also said Felton and the officer will meet to discuss the incident, the meeting will be supervised by the Dayton Mediation Center.
According to his social media, Felton a registered mortgage broker employed by Quicken Loans Inc. in Detroit Michigan. He attended Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington.
According to a LinkedIn profile, he attended The Ohio State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Criminology.
In 2012 he worked as a Legal Intern at Byron L. Potts & Co. L.P.A. and was also a Corps Member (AmeriCorps Full-time Volunteer). He began working at Quicken Loans in 2013. His summary say he specializes in relocation purchase home loans and is consistently recognized by clients for his attentiveness, care, and dedication to exceeding expectations.
Felton also makes a Sandra Bland reference in the video, according to ABC, he recorded the incident as “awareness that this stuff still happens in 2015.”
You can fin him on Facebook here.