The story Sherita Dixon-Cole spun afterward was alarming: She claimed the trooper repeatedly told her he would let her go in exchange for sexual favors.
The Texas Department of Safety released nearly two hours of body camera footage that starkly conflicts with Dixon-Cole’s claims.
While parts of the video are blurred or inaudible to conceal Dixon-Cole’s personal information, it shows her being pulled over and asked to take a sobriety test.
Lee Merritt, Dixon-Cole’s Dallas-based attorney, apologized for her claims in a statement Wednesday, saying the footage conflicted with what was reported to him.
On Wednesday, he tweeted that the body camera footage “Does not appear to show any verbal threats, sexual assault, or police brutality.” He also amended his blog post to acknowledge the body camera footage.
The Texas DPS said in a statement that it was authorized by the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office to release the body camera footage after “Spurious and false accusations” were brought against the trooper.