The department also said Thompson told the officer he was a representative of the state and claimed he was being racially profiled. When asked for his driver’s license, Thompson gave the officer a Wisconsin driver’s license. Police said officials then learned that Thompson’s Minnesota driving privileges were suspended in 2019 for failing to pay child support.
At a rally for Philando Castile on Tuesday, Thompson said, “I’m still being profiled for this one too. In fact, I was only stopped on Saturday for a prepackaged stop … They don’t have a front license plate and I have a ticket for my driver’s license. Anyway, I thought we weren’t making prepackaged stops in this state and I have a ticket for here in this state. But we are in this state, and indeed we are in St. Paul. So let’s just call it what it is, don’t we? “
Police denied racially profiling Thompson, saying they had no idea who they were going to stop.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has asked Thompson for comment but has not heard anything. However, he told St. Paul Pioneer Press Thursday that he was not licensed in Minnesota and owed no child support.
A review of the records revealed that Thompson’s driving privileges were reinstated on Wednesday, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirmed that Thompson does not hold a Minnesota license, which is required for people residing in the state for 60 days.
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