Executive Director of Philly LGBT Affairs Shouts 'I Work for the Mayor'



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Philadelphia's head of LGBT affairs and her husband were arrested Saturday by a state trooper. What a mayor According to one comment, “too caring,” calls for interaction Video going viral on social mediaThis was confirmed by the police.

Celena Morrison, the city's executive director of LGBT affairs, recorded part of her husband Darius McLean's arrest on the Vine Street Expressway, her sister told CNN on Sunday.

Morrison can be heard in the video repeating, “That's my husband,” as McLean lays on the ground.

“I work for the mayor,” Morrison can be heard saying.

“It's because I'm black,” McLean says in the video.

The unnamed trooper replied, “It's not because you're black.”

The officer shown in the video then walks toward Morrison and the camera pans.

A police report from Saturday's incident said the two men resisted arrest during a traffic stop.

The unnamed state trooper seen in the video conducted a traffic stop for the driver of a gray Infiniti sedan for “multiple vehicle code violations,” according to the report. A short time later a green Dodge sedan pulled up behind the trooper's vehicle.

The man driving the Dodge became “verbally belligerent” when he approached the trooper, the report said.

“The individual refused several lawful orders made by the trooper, and the trooper attempted to arrest the individual. The individual resisted arrest on several occasions,” the report said.

The driver of the Infiniti began interfering with the arrest of the Dodge's driver, according to the report.

“Both were later arrested for resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct and other related charges,” the report said.

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The report did not list Morrison or McLean by name.

Morrison's sister, Latasha Morrison Sinclair, posted video of the arrest on Facebook. The video was not made public as of Sunday afternoon. It's unclear whether Facebook or Sinclair took the video.

State police are not releasing the name of the trooper in the video at this time. According to Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Miles Snyder, the trooper is on restricted duty and will not be on patrol during the investigation.

They also said that the incident was recorded on the dashboard camera of the vehicle of the trooper.

They also said that the incident was recorded on the dashboard camera of the vehicle of the trooper.

CNN has reached out to Facebook, the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police and Morrison for comment.

Joe Grace, director of communications for the mayor's office, said, “Please … give our city official some time and space.”

on Saturday, Mayor Cheryl Parker The relationship is called “highly related”.

“Earlier today, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper executed a traffic stop on the Vine Street Expressway in Philadelphia for a motor vehicle code violation.

“Selena Morrison, city executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, was in the parked vehicle” Parker said.

“A video circulating on social media depicting part of the incident is deeply disturbing to me and I will not comment until the investigation is complete.”

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police said Sunday its office was still investigating.

“Several misdemeanor and summary charges were filed but initially dismissed by the Philadelphia DA's office pending further review of the incident,” Snyder said Sunday. “Many traffic violations follow too closely to include an expired/suspended record.”

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A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said no charges have been filed as a result of the incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

“The District Attorney's Office will not make a charging decision pending a full, fair investigation. As our office continues to investigate all aspects of Saturday's incident on the Vine Street Expressway, members of the public with factual information about this incident are encouraged to contact Special Investigations at [email protected] or 215-686 We encourage you to contact Dept. 9608.”

“As this is an active and ongoing investigation, we have no further comment at this time,” the spokesperson added.

CNN's Carol Alvarado contributed to this report.

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