A plainclothes cop in Detroit is alleging that a fellow police officer accosted him after seeing him with cash in the restroom.
The African-American officer, 15-year-veteran Christopher Williams, was attending classes at the Detroit Police Department’s training center along with 100 other plainclothes officers, including his girlfriend who is a fellow officer, according to NBC News.
Williams happened to be holding onto $5,000 that his girlfriend had asked him to hold after she withdrew it from the bank to pay bills.
Finished with their training day, the couple left the building. Up walked the white officer, Williams said, and challenged him in lieu of simply asking who he was and why he had the cash – though there was no legal reason to do so.
Instead the cop, who had been with the force three years, grabbed him, threw him against a fence and cuffed him, Williams told NBC News. It wasn’t until his girlfriend showed her bank withdrawal receipt that the cop let them go, he said.
“You’re not supposed to have that kind of money,” the officer allegedly said, Williams’ attorney told NBC News.