Phillip Turner, aka The Battousai, was traveling to Arlington, Texas to fight a ticket police gave him for a dirty license plate, when he was passed by a State Trooper traveling well over the posted speed limit. Turner then proceeded to pull the officer over for speeding. The result was nothing short of amazing.
Turner is no stranger to police interactions. When he is not flexing his first amendment rights by filming police, he’s exposing cops as murderers.
Turner is a professional when it comes to holding police accountable, as well as knowing and asserting his rights. So, when a state trooper flew by him at dangerously high speeds without his lights on, Turner saw an opportunity to hold this officer accountable.
As the video begins, Turner is driving the speed limit of 75, when Trooper David Granado blows by him. When Turner initially watched the trooper speed by, he thought he may be responding to an emergency. However, he quickly realized that he was not.
Turner then decided to pull him over.
“I flashed my lights and honked my horns and after a few minutes, he pulled over,” Turner said.
In all of his videos, Turner is able to keep his cool and maintain an entirely professional attitude, which sets him apart and often exposes the cops he interacts with as hostile and confrontational.
This incident was no different. However, the officer he pulled over was also professional.
“The reason I was trying to pull you over is that you flew right by me,” Turner said in this reversal of roles caught on video.
“I mean you were going pretty fast back there. Are you in an emergency or something?” he asked.
At this point, something entirely unexpected happened — the trooper apologized!
“I apologize, sir, I didn’t mean to,” the trooper said.
When Turner asked the officer for his badge number, the officer replied, “I don’t have it on me.” However, he did give him his name.
As Turner pressed for his rank and a business card, the trooper maintained that he did not have one, but was still entirely professional. He even noted that he “had no excuse” for driving so fast and again apologized.
This trooper’s attitude and ability to admit he was wrong is extremely rare. In incident after incident, when citizens attempt to point out an officer’s crime, they are often met with dismissal or contempt.
This trooper, however, did none of these things and provided an example for other officers.
“I will say this officer was very respectful, honest and owned up to the mistake. He was very professional and I strongly believe this is how officers should behave when they are confronted for doing something wrong,” explains Turner. “However, the issue I have is that people get citations for speeding all the time I think everyone should be held to the same standards. Throughout all my encounters with police, I believe more cops should mirror his professional attitude.”
Below is the amazing video.