Detroit City Councilman Claims Racial Profiling in Stop

Ticketed for failing to use turn signal


A newly elected Detroit city councilman said he wasn't drunk and was a victim of racial profiling when police ticketed him for a "bogus charge" of failing to use a turn signal.

The city's police chief said George Cushingberry Jr. was legally stopped Tuesday night and noted that both black and white officers were involved in the incident.

Cushingberry admits there was a strong odor of marijuana in the car, but he said the smell was from a passenger who was legally carrying medical marijuana.