Kathy Jordan, 53, and her 23-year-old daughter Dominique were pulled over in Harlem for allegedly speeding through a red light to pass a police car. The pair was taken into custody after an argument erupted with authorities over attempts to issue a summons for the traffic violation. They were subsequently charged with resisting arrest.
The incident has left Sharpton seething - and he has gone online to vent his anger at the way cops handled the situation.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "I cannot imagine how two unarmed women with no record could be taken in cuffs from a traffic dispute with NO personal or property damage involved. Well this is what we deal with every day. We will never accept unfairness. (There was) no drugs or drinking at all."
Sharpton and Jordan separated in 2004 after 23 years together. The ex-couple also shares a 22-year-old daughter, Ashley.