Watering while Black: anatomy of a pastor’s Alabama arrest
By JAY REEVES
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — A Black pastor plans to sue an Alabama city whose white police officers placed him in handcuffs after he refused to identify himself while watering flowers for his neighbor on private property. Footage from one of the officers’ body cameras shows how quickly a noneventful evening on a quiet residential street in Childersburg devolved into yet another potentially explosive situation involving a Black man and white law enforcement authorities in the United States. Police officials didn’t return emails seeking comment.