Woman Arrested Over False Claims That Trooper Racially Profiled Her: Cops

A 62-year-old Storrs woman who claimed a Connecticut state trooper was racially profiling her during a traffic stop has been charged with filing a false report.

Minati Roychoudhuri was ticketed in Wethersfield on May 9 after a trooper saw her making an unsafe lane change, according to state police.

After receiving the citation, Roychoudhuri wrote a letter to the state's Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection alleging she was a victim of racial profiling, which prompted an investigation.

State police said on Tuesday that their internal affairs office investigated and determined that statements Roychoudhuri made in her letter were false.

Roychoudhuri turned herself in to police on Tuesday to face a charge of filing a false statement and was released after posting a $100,000 bond.

She did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Bond was set at $1,000 and Roychoudhuri is due in Hartford Superior Court on Aug. 14.

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