A woman showed a “white privilege” card after being pulled over. Now, the officers are in trouble for letting her go.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when a woman in town for a rally for former President Donald Trump showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a license. driving and did not receive a ticket, an Alaska newspaper reported.

However, it is unclear what policy was violated or what disciplinary action, if any, the two officers faced because the department is treating it as a confidential personal matter, the Anchorage Daily News informed.

Mimi Israelah said in a Facebook post that she was pulled over for knitting at 3:43 a.m. on July 9 while driving to a pizzeria in Anchorage after arriving on an early morning flight from California for the Trump rally.

He couldn’t find his driver’s license, he wrote on Facebook in a now-deleted post.

“When I saw my White Privilege card, I told him if it was okay,” he wrote. “He laughed and called her partner. It’s the first time they see a White Privileged (sic) card,” she said.

The top of the novelty card reads: “The White Privilege Card Trumps All”.

Israelah in her Twitter bio describes herself as Pinay, or a woman of Filipino origin.

A video apparently taken by Israelah of the encounter has been reposted on Twitter. She sees two officers standing outside the window of her car. She asks one: “Do you like my White Privilege card?” An officer says, “That’s funny.”

The Anchorage police officers identified in the incident were Nicholas Bowe and Charles Worland.

Deputy Chief Sean Case said some people who saw the post had negative reactions and believed it was inappropriate. “We recognize it,” he said.

Israelah was not cited during the stop. She did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Anchorage municipal code requires all drivers to carry their license at all times when operating a vehicle. Police spokesman Sunny Guerin said police can run a computer check to determine if a person has a valid driver’s license.

Police Sgt. Jeremy Conkling, president of the police union, said officers have discretion and generally don’t write citations for minor offenses, such as not having a physical license present.

“Especially in this circumstance, where you had a very, very low level misdemeanor and the officers are really just focused on trying to find DUI, it doesn’t surprise me at all that they didn’t write a citation. I don’t know if many officers would have written that citation, if any,” Conkling said.

However, Celeste Hodge Growden, chair of the Alaska Black Caucus, said she wonders if the lack of appointments is related to the novelty card.

“Is it because the white privilege card was effective?” she asked.

Worland and Bowe were placed in administration during the 11-day investigation, Case said. Police did not provide additional information about the internal investigation, including what policies were violated and the repercussions, if any, officers faced.

“The investigation into the incident has been completed and is part of the confidential personal files that will not be released publicly,” Guerin said.

Another police spokesman said both officers remain employed by the department.

Hodge Growden said he wants the police department to accept responsibility for what happened and be transparent about the disciplinary action officers faced. This could have been a teaching moment, he said.

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