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New Mexico Photojournalist Detained By Police At Gunpoint In Mistaken Identity

 

An Albuquerque Journal photographer on assignment was detained at gunpoint without even pointing a camera.

New Mexico state police pulled over Adolphe Pierre-Louis Wednesday, thinking his car matched the description of another motorist who had pulled a gun on another person.

Pierre-Louis was handcuffed and forced to remain on the side of the road for 30 minutes.

When police brought the victim to identify the suspect, they learned they had the wrong guy.

The gunman was bald and Hispanic, according to KOAT. Pierre-Louis is black with shortly cropped hair.

“I felt extremely humiliated,” Pierre-Louis said. “I looked into my rear view mirror and observed the state police officer crouched behind the driver’s side of his patrol car with his gun drawn, pointing at me.”

 

An Albuquerque Journal photographer on assignment was detained at gunpoint without even pointing a camera.

New Mexico state police pulled over Adolphe Pierre-Louis Wednesday, thinking his car matched the description of another motorist who had pulled a gun on another person.

Pierre-Louis was handcuffed and forced to remain on the side of the road for 30 minutes.

When police brought the victim to identify the suspect, they learned they had the wrong guy.

The gunman was bald and Hispanic, according to KOAT. Pierre-Louis is black with shortly cropped hair.

“I felt extremely humiliated,” Pierre-Louis said. “I looked into my rear view mirror and observed the state police officer crouched behind the driver’s side of his patrol car with his gun drawn, pointing at me.”

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