The daughter of a woman who recently passed away is demanding an apology after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over her funeral procession on an LA highway for traveling too slow, reports KTLA.
The funeral procession of about 100 cars was being escorted by a uniformed traffic escort on their way to to Forest Lawn Cemetery where Sandra Louise Behn-Capel was to be buried. According to her daughter, Rachel Behn-Humphrey, the officer said the procession was traveling too slow.
Outraged, she said that the CHP officer showed no compassion to the family of her deceased mother.
“I’m looking and I’m seeing the car my mom was in on the side of the freeway too. That was embarrassing,” Rachel Behn-Humphrey recalled.
The traffic stop delayed the family’s arrival at the cemetery by more than an hour, she said.
“A lot of the family members did not make it to the gravesite,” Behn-Humphrey told KTLA. “We sat on the side of the freeway so long, they had to go on. I saw some of them drive past.”
The emotional dispute after the traffic stop was caught on cellphone camera.
Humphrey is demanding a public apology from California Highway Patrol for the actions of the officer. Admitting that the officer had complete discretion to pull over a traffic escort in this situation, her lawyer said the incident was handled poorly and caused the family tremendous emotional distress.
“It exceeds the bounds of all human decency,” said family attorney Edward Ramsey. “An officer has the discretion to stop or not stop a funeral procession like this. If it was me, I would have probably escorted this procession to the burial.”
The CHP has not responded to KTLA request for a statement.
Watch video below, courtesy of KTLA.
Trump openly admits he’s fast-tracking SCOTUS nominee to rule on ‘fake ballots’ during contested election
President Donald Trump is openly admitting he's wasting no time, fast-tracking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to help him during a contested election.
Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump on Monday said because of "fake ballots," he does not want a 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on the election, should there be one. There is zero evidence of fake ballots.
Trump suggests though he wants a confirmation vote before the elections, citing election disputes and his baseless claim of “fake ballots” being filled out. We don’t want a 4-4 tie at the court, he said
Trump tells Fox & Friends that RBG’s dying wish may be a hoax written by Adam Schiff
President Donald Trump on Monday told "Fox & Friends" that he believed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish may have been a "hoax" concocted by Democrats.
During the interview, the president was asked about Ginsburg saying that she did not want to be replaced until after the 2020 presidential election.
"I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi," the president said. "I would be more inclined to the second."
As CNN fact checker Daniel Dale notes, Ginsburg's dying wish was "conveyed by the granddaughter."
‘Apocalyptic’: Epidemiologists warn CNN that America is headed for a ‘very grim’ COVID-19 fall
Two top epidemiologists on Monday warned that the United States is headed for what one described as an "apocalyptic fall" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an appearance on CNN, Dr. Peter Hotez, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, pointed to surging COVID-19 cases in several European countries and recent spikes in cases in the United States to project that the pandemic is taking a very deadly turn for the worse.