Police Investigated For Posing With Woman Holding 'White Privilege Card'

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An Alaskan police officer is now under investigation for allegedly posing in a photo with a Trump supporter who was holding a "White Privilege Card."

Mimi Israelah's Facebook post detailing the encounter with an alleged police officer in Anchorage is raising concern about racial equality in the Alaskan city, ABC News reports.

Israelah claims she was pulled over by Anchorage police for weaving after flying in for a Trump rally.

In her Facebook post, Israelah says “Officer Bo” asked for her driver's license, but she was unable to find it.

“When I saw my White Privilege card, I gave to him if it’s ok,” Israelah wrote. “He laughed and called his partner. It’s their first time to see a White Privileged (sic) card."

"I'm having so much fun in Alaska!" she added.

The woman completed her post with a picture of the alleged officer smiling as she flashed the card that reads “White Privilege Card Trumps Everything.”

Though the original Facebook post has now been deleted, screenshots and a video taken of the interaction have been reposted on Twitter.

In the video, two officers can be seen standing next to Israelah's vehicle.

She asks one of the officers, “You like my White Privilege card?" to which he responds saying, "That’s hilarious.”

According to Facebook comments, Israelah also claims she didn't receive a ticket.

Per ABC News, it is unknown if the officers in question will receive disciplinary action or if a ticket was actually issued to Israelah.

“Per the municipal attorney’s office, we are unable to answer these questions as the incident is currently under investigation and it relates to personnel matters,” Anchorage police spokesperson Sunny Guerin said in a statement.

Celeste Hodge Growden, president of the Alaska Black Caucus, said she was disappointed by the photo.

“I know that there are people of color that weave and they get ticketed,” Growden said. “They don’t have that white privilege, get-out-of-a-citation card.”

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