A black television anchorwoman has been allowed back to work despite her arrest for drunk driving, as bodycam footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows her mocking officers and accusing them of arresting her because of her race.
Farron Salley, morning and weekend anchor at West Palm Beach’s Channel 25 in Florida, was welcomed back after a two-month leave after her arrest on December 15, 2018.
The 28-year-old wrote a statement apologizing for her behavior towards the Palm Beach Gardens Police officers but maintained her innocence.
But hour-long bodycam footage shows Salley slurring her speech and attempting to provoke white officers with accusations of racism, seemingly to turn the traffic stop into a racial incident.
‘The law doesn’t work for people who look like me,’ Salley told Officer Cameron Carver, who is white, according to the video. ‘But that’s OK.’
As she was asked to take field sobriety tests, including walking on a straight line and reciting the alphabet, Salley told her fiancée Colleen, who remained near the car: ‘Watch out, they may shoot you even though you’re not black!’
Officer Carver responded: ‘That’s a racist comment.’
Salley responds: ‘Yes, it was.’
According to the arrest report, Salley, while handcuffed, managed to undo the seat belt in the back of the police car and tried to walk away at a busy intersection.