Texas law enforcement released footage featuring the arrest of Sherita Dixon Cole, and her account of the night — which included lurid allegations of sexual assault — were proven entirely false as a result.
Activist and writer Shaun King reported allegations on Sunday that a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted a black woman during a traffic stop.
A statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that dash cam footage would be made public so long as the district attorney cleared the reveal.
The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video on Tuesday, and in a statement shared on Facebook, wrote:
S. Lee Merritt, Cole’s attorney, released a statement on Tuesday defending the Texas police department.