St. Petersburg, Florida - The police officer whose actions sparked race riots in St. Petersburg back in the 1990's is now in trouble with the law.
51-year-old James Knight was booked into the Pinellas County jail Saturday night after being pulled over. He's facing a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Back in 1996 during a traffic stop, he shot and killed a black teenager by the name of Tyron Lewis. A month later a grand jury cleared him.
It sparked two days of race riots in St. Petersburg where shots were fired in the streets and buildings were set on fire.
Tammie Fields, 10 News