Daniel Mocombe was about 13 years old when his family moved to the Village of El Portal, a small municipality just north of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.
Mocombe was exploring the new neighborhood on a bike when a police officer stopped him.
“The officer asked me where I stole the bike from. He assumed I didn’t live in the neighborhood. He was belittling me and talking down to me like I was nothing,” Mocombe recalls.
He told the officer the bike wasn't stolen and that he lived in the neighborhood. The officer said he didn’t believe him, but let him ride off.