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Congresswoman Maxine Waters jumps out of SUV to monitor cops as they detain a black motorist in LA

Congresswoman Maxine Waters stops her SUV to monitor cops detaining a black motorist in LA before deputies threaten to ticket her for blocking traffic

  • California Congresswoman Maxine Waters appears on video posted on social media jumping out of her SUV to the aid of a black motorist pulled over in LA
  • The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office told DailyMail.com that the motorist had been pulled over as part of a burglary investigation about 8.30am Friday
  • Waters is heard on the footage saying that police had ‘stopped a brother,’ and that she was threatened with a ticket for blocking traffic
  • The Black Democrat said being threatened with a ticket was ‘ok’, as long as she was able to monitor the traffic stop
  • Cops said they let her go with a warning after Waters refused to sign a citation for the traffic violation for stopping the way she did
  • The man who was detained was found with a metal pipe, however, he also was released with a warning by cops

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters appears on video posted on social media jumping out of her SUV to the aid of a black motorist pulled over by cops during a traffic stop in Los Angeles this weekend. 

The black Democrat told the person filming her that the cops had ‘stopped a brother,’ and that she was going to see what they were doing. She also mentioned she was threatened with a ticket for pulling over the way she did.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office told DailyMail.com that the motorist had been pulled over as part of a burglary investigation about 8.30am Friday.

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters appears on video (pictured) posted on social media jumping out of her SUV to the aid of a black motorist pulled over by cops during a traffic stop in Los Angeles this weekend

The black Democrat told the person filming her that the cops had 'stopped a brother,' and that she was going to see what they were doing

The black Democrat told the person filming her that the cops had ‘stopped a brother,’ and that she was going to see what they were doing

Waters initially pulled her vehicle up to the traffic stop and began ‘yelling at the deputies,’ the spokesperson said. 

The congresswoman was told she was obstructing traffic and to pull over. 

She was later released with a warning after she refused to sign a citation for the possible violation, the spokesperson said.

The man who was pulled over was found to be in possession of a metal pipe, however, he also was released. 

In the footage of the incident, posted on Facebook by a user named Marva Brown, Waters is sene on the side of the road explaining her actions. 

‘They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing,’ the 81-year-old lawmaker said in the footage, obtained by TMZ.

‘Ok,’ a person is heard saying as the footage continued.

‘They say I’m in the wrong place. They say they’re going to give me a ticket,’ she explained. 

‘That’s ok, as long as I watch them,’ Waters added. 

Footage of the incident, posted on Facebook by a user named Marva Brown, shows Waters on the side of the road explaining her actions before going to speak with deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office who had made the traffic stop

Footage of the incident, posted on Facebook by a user named Marva Brown, shows Waters on the side of the road explaining her actions before going to speak with deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office who had made the traffic stop

The person speaking with the congresswoman replied to Waters, ‘Gotta do what they gotta do. Make sure.’  

‘I will,’ said Waters as she walked away towards a female officer who watched her from nearby being filmed. 

A spokesperson for Waters was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out for comment.

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