The city of Dearborn, Michigan agreed to pay $40,000 to Shalandra Jones after she was ticketed by a police officer for having HIV during a traffic stop. According to video footage, Officer David Lacey originally pulled over Jones for having a busted tail light, but marijuana was later found in the car along with an expired medical marijuana card. When asked about medication that Jones uses to treat her HIV, the officer became angry that she didn’t tell him about her disease earlier. People with HIV are not required to disclose whether or not they’re HIV positive. Lacey later told Jones that he “did not want to take any diseases home to his family,” and he added, “Dearborn does not have that many people living with HIV, and the police do not like people with HIV.” The officer then explained to Jones and her passenger that he was ticketing her after becoming angry about her having a disease, telling them, “Honestly, if it wasn”t for that, I don”t think I would have wrote anybody for anything. But that kind of really aggravated me, you know what I mean? You got to tell me right away. … Because at that time, I wasn”t wearing any gloves.” Lacey later added, “So that way we don”t get pissed. Cause otherwise we get pissed. Bad things happen. I found a needle on a guy once and he didn”t tell me. … He”s not going to forget anymore.’ Flip through the above slide to see the dash cam footage. Source: