Kalunda Jenkins Bio, Wiki
Kalunda-Rae Iwamizu, AKA Kalunda Jenkins has been identified as a woman who went on a racist tirade on a Los Angeles County Deputy Sherrif in a traffic stop on April 23rd. The County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after body camera video captured a motorist unleashing a racist tirade against a deputy and calling him a “murderer” during a traffic stop in San Dimas.
Kalunda Jenkins Background
The driver was identified by hundreds of social media users and TB Daily News as Kalunda-Rae Iwamizu. She has also gone by the name, Kalunda Jenkins, according to multiple sources. Iwamizu said in the video that she was a teacher. It turned out she is an assistant professor of English at Los Angeles Southwest College. She was an adjunct English professor. It appears that her name was removed from their online directory.
Kalunda Jenkins Video
The Video which was picked by FoxLA reporter Bill Melug shows a black woman who calling a Latino cop a “Mexican racist” and a “murderer,” among other racist and offensive comments because he planned to ticket her for texting while driving.
NEW: "You're always gonna be a Mexican, you'll never be white, you know that?"
A Latino LASD deputy sent me his bodycam video of a woman claiming to be a teacher launching into a racist tirade against him when he pulled her over in San Dimas. She repeatedly calls him a murderer. pic.twitter.com/Cc8jSVenCQ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 3, 2021
The deputy pulled over Iwamizu on April 23, saying she was using her cellphone while driving. He had activated his bodycam — one that belonged to him and was not issued by the department — to film the encounter.
In the widely circulated on Monday, the driver can be heard accusing the deputy of harassing her and claimed he pulled over “because you’re a murderer.” She then told him she was recording on her own cellphone but denied being on the device while driving.
“I was recording you because you scared me,” the woman said. She then called for his supervisor as the dispute escalated, with her proceeding to call him “murderer” again multiple times.
While the woman — who identified herself as a teacher — looked for a photo of her driver’s license that she had left at home, the conversation continued with the deputy writing the ticket.
“You’re scaring me. You’re threatening to kill me and my son,” she alleges. Eventually, the supervisor arrives at the scene, according to the video, which was edited.
“He’s only citing you for using your cellphone while you’re driving, that’s it,” the supervisor told the motorist.
The woman responded, “for him being a Mexican racist. … Here you go, Mexican racist. You’re always going to be a Mexican; you’ll never be white. You know that, right? You’ll never be white, which is what you really want to be. You want to be white.”
The rant was only caught on camera because the deputy had his own personal body-worn gear on that day; the Sheriff’s Department is still working on issuing body cameras for every deputy.
After the encounter, the woman called the department and filed a personal complaint against the deputy, alleging “discourtesy,” according to a sheriff’s statement.
An active Inquiry is being conducted
“An active inquiry is being conducted,” the statement read. “Due to the active complaint, we are unable to provide further comment regarding the supervisory inquiry. What we can say is peace officers are faced with situations like the one captured on this video daily, and they routinely respond with professionalism, compassion, and patience.”
The complaint led to the deputy releasing the footage for his own protection.