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Sulaimon Brown Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Sulaimon Brown testifies before a D.C. Council committee in June. Brown, who has accused the campaign of now-Mayor Vincent Gray of a quid pro quo scheme, was arrested early this morning.
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Sulaimon Brown testifies before a D.C. Council committee in June. Brown, who has accused the campaign of now-Mayor Vincent Gray of a quid pro quo scheme, was arrested early this morning.

Former D.C. Mayoral Candidate Sulaimon Brown was arrested early this morning. Police spokesman Officer A. Clay says Brown was arrested around the 600 block of Florida Avenue NW.  

Brown tells WAMU he was charged with driving with a suspended license and for failure to obey an officer.

Brown says the second charge stemmed from a disagreement at the scene because the officers who pulled Brown over for having a broken headlight were not in uniform and in an unmarked vehicle. A 911 dispatcher reportedly told Brown to stay in the car until a uniformed officer arrived.

Brown is out of police custody but his car was impounded, he says. 

Brown has been the center of attention in D.C. after accusing Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign of paying him and offering him a job in exchange for launching political attacks against former Mayor Adrian Fenty.  

Police pulled over Brown's car for a broken headlight, but charged him with driving with a suspended Maryland license, according to an NBC Washington report.

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