Within a matter of days in 2016, Jon Peters said he heard similar stories involving officers who worked with him at the Los Angeles Police Department.
The officers said they had been been stopped while driving off duty by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy on a motorcycle in the Santa Clarita area. They were told they were speeding, which they disputed.
The deputy then told the officers that he’d write them up instead for not having proof of insurance. When the officers attempted to show their insurance, Peters said, the deputy had a curious response: Don’t show me that, he’d say. Then I’ll have to write you up for speeding.