Miss Black Texas' Arrest Was Not Racially Motivated, Investigation Finds

A Texas police chief has been cleared of racial allegations in the arrest of the 2016 Miss Black Texas US Ambassador last month, but her attorney says the city's investigation missed the point. Carmen Ponder, a 23-year-old pre-law student at Texas A&M University - Commerce, was arrested and charged with evading arrest in a "road rage" incident between her and a man she initially believed was Commerce police Chief Kerry Crews. She later acknowledged she may have mistaken Crews for someone else. The city said Crews had been shopping at the Wal-Mart when he became involved with the dispute between Ponder and the man, and that she was arrested when she failed to comply with Crews' requests.   Continue reading...

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