On last Monday afternoon an officer on bike patrol noticed a car parked near the rear of the Arena Lanes Parking Lot on 103rd Street.
As the officer approached the car, he claimed that he smelled a strong odor of burned cannabis. The officer asked the driver, Demetrius White what he was doing and White responded “I’m waiting for my boy to get out of the car wash.”
The officer then asked for identification and White allegedly said, “is that all you need.” Instead of handing his license to the officer, White picked up his cell phone, according to the police, and said “yo, the police got me stopped over here.” The officer then said he asked White to exit the vehicle and White allegedly responded, “I don’t have to, you only asked for my driver’s license.”
Showing remarkable restraint, the officer once again asked White to exit the vehicle and White complied. White was asked if he had any cannabis in the car and he allegedly replied, “no, I smoked it.” Undeterred, the officer searched White and claims that he found a small plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance that he suspected was cannabis.
During the search, another car pulled up and a black male started shouting out his window, “hey, that’s my car, what’s going on here.” When the officer tried to explain the man in the car stated, “man this is some bull…”.
The officer advised the man in the car to leave the scene because he was interfering. The man refused at first stating, “you better call for back up.” The officer then asked the man to step out of his car and he said, to absolutely nobody’s surprise, “I’ve been locked up, I know my rights. I don’t have to do s..t, you don’t have probable cause. You better get me a white shirt”, which is slang for supervisor. The officer advised the man to leave the scene and eventually he did driver off headed eastbound on 103rd Street.
In the end, white was given an ordinance violation ticket for possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis. White is a 22 year old black male with a Chicago address.