A Rochester woman has been arrested for falsely accusing a New York State trooper of making racial slurs during a traffic stop in Cayuga County, state police said Wednesday.
On Jan. 29, 2017, state police stopped 36-year-old Tiffany Robinson-Clarke on Route 38 in the town of Moravia.
According to a press release, Robinson-Clarke was on the phone with her husband — an inmate at the Cayuga Correctional Facility — throughout the entire traffic stop. Thus, police said the entire encounter was recorded.
After the traffic stop, Robinson-Clarke contacted state police in Auburn and accused the trooper of making racial slurs toward her after issuing a ticket.
Upon investigating Robinson-Clarke's complaint, troopers recovered the entire taped conversation from the correctional facility, which allegedly exonerated the trooper of the false allegation.
Police arrested Robinson-Clarke Tuesday. She was charged with falsely swearing to a written statement and falsely reporting an incident, both misdemeanors.
Robinson-Clarke was arraigned in the Town of Hayden Court and released on $500 bail. She was scheduled to return to court May 31.