On Tuesday, dashcam footage was released that shows the last time anyone saw 20-year-old Toni Anderson, who was a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, alive.
On the night of January 15, Anderson was pulled over by a police officer after she was seen driving on the wrong side of the road.
During the traffic stop dashcam footage shows Anderson laughing and her speech slurred while speaking to the officer and even mentioned to him, “I’m just really sick.”
Despite Toni’s clear unstable state of mind the officer told Anderson to park and collect herself without performing any type of test to clear her of being able to operate a vehicle.
Two months later, on March 10, Toni’s body was pulled from the bottom of the Missouri River still inside of her Ford Fusion, just seven miles from where the traffic stop was performed.
During the examination of her body it was discovered that drug intoxication played a role in her death. It is reported that she had ethonal, amphetamines, and cocaine in her system.
According to sources a statement made by Anderson’s friend stated, ” Cop’s don’t tell people that are intoxicated to go collect themselves, no they are going to perform a breathalyzer test or other DUI testing and then determine if they need to take you in or not.”
It is unclear at this time if the officer will face any charges.
What are your thoughts on the actions this officer took? Do you think white privilege played a role in this young woman not being arrested?