I have mild PTSD from an experience I had last year when I was pulled over for a broken tail light. It was the middle of the night and I was just trying to get home after a long shift bussing tables at a restaurant on the other side of town. I was obeying all traffic laws but didn’t realize one of my tail lights was out. When the red and blue lights started flashing in my rear view mirror, I immediately hit my brake pedal and started pulling onto the shoulder. But when I went to hand the deputy my license and vehicle registration, he ordered me out of my car and told me to get on the ground. As I was pinned to the asphalt at gunpoint by the first officer, the second got out of the cruiser and started rifling through my car. They accused me of trafficking drugs while I sobbed and pleaded with them to stop. I had no drugs or alcohol on me; in fact, the entire incident was a result of mistaken identity because of racial profiling. When they realized they had the wrong man, they acted as if nothing had happened and left the scene while I was still on the ground choking back tears. I looked all over Detroit to find an attorney who would take my case against the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office regarding this flagrant issue of police misconduct and brutality. I still think about the incident on a daily basis. I get fearful when I’m in my car at night and wonder if I’ll get pulled over again for something trivial and then get pushed to the ground at gunpoint. Thankfully I found a police misconduct lawyer near my apartment in Detroit. I hope that he can help me with my dire situation.