Florida’s State Attorney, Armis Ayala who took office in 2016 as top prosecutor of the 9th Judicial District, which covers Orange and Osceola counties is still trying to figure out why she was abruptly pulled over by two Orlando Police Officers. On June 19, after leaving Florida A&M University College of Law, where she had taught an evening class, Armis Ayala was pulled over by two police officers, but wasn’t given a good explanation as to why they had decided to stop her.
Was this a case of racial profiling – or a simple mistake? She told the officers she was the Florida state attorney and she asked the cops why she was being stopped. Ayala handed the officer her driver’s license and fully cooperated.
Aramis Ayala is Florida’s first and only black elected state attorney and she’s no stranger to controversy.
“To be clear, I violated no laws, ”Ayala told reporters. Ayala plans to meet with Orlando Police Chief John Mina to get a clear explanation for why she was stopped.