“The reason I pulled you over today,” the woman said to the officer after he walked up to her vehicle in the video, “is because I saw you, since Miller Drive, when you were first jumping onto the Palmetto, and you were pushing 90 miles an hour.”
The officer ultimately apologized for speeding, and asked if Castillo wanted his name and badge number. The encounter was polite and respectful throughout, with everyone behaving like adults, until the head of the police union, with apparently nothing better to do, caught wind of the incident.
Miami Police Lieutenant Javier Ortiz, leader of the Miami FOP, accessed and posted Castillo’s personal cell phone number and photo to the followers of his social media accounts, including about 4,000 cops, PINAC News reported. He instructed his friends to call her, posting: “it’s important that law enforcement is aware of this woman.”
“My phone has not stopped ringing,” Castillo told PINAC. “Some have been courageous to leave a message, leaving threats. None have been courageous to say anything to my face.”
Castillo has reportedly received threats from unlisted numbers warning her that she has a target on her back. Friends of Ortiz have also been sharing photos of Castillo’s boyfriend and children, her work contact information, and creating memes using her photos.
“They say, ‘be careful what you do. You better watch your back. Be careful how you proceed. You better drive very carefully.'”