Arkansas State Police is being sued after a cop flipped a pregnant woman’s car while trying to get her to pull over.
- Last June, an Arkansas State Police officer flipped a pregnant woman’s car while trying to get her to pull over.
- The woman is now suing the police, claiming she was complying with the orders, and the cop conducted a PIT for no lawful reason.
- In the footage, the officer can be heard telling the victim: “This is where you ended up.”
Nicole Harper, from Arkansas, is suing a police officer for flipping her car while trying to get her to pull over, even though she was complying with the orders. As Unilad reports, the incident occurred last June.
Harper, who was pregnant at the time, was driving near Jacksonville when she noticed police officer Rofney Dunn was signaling for her to pull over. Following the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide, the woman slowed down and put on her hazard lights while looking for a safe place to park.
As she claims, the highway shoulder at the spot where the incident took place was narrow, so she began moving towards an exit ramp. However, the cop seemingly disagreed with her actions. Within two minutes of flashing his lights, he conducted a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT).
The officer hit his front bumper into the left rear edge of Harper’s car, causing it to swerve across the road and flip upside down.
The distressing scene was captured on camera. In the footage, Dunn can be heard reporting that the woman “hit the inside wall” and “rolled over,” as smoke was already rising from the flipped car.
The moment the officer encourages Harper to exit the vehicle, she can be heard crying that she was pregnant and insisting that she “had [her] flashers on.”
As per the Mises Institute, in May, the woman filed a lawsuit against Dunn. She accused him, along with other Arkansas State Police officers, of “negligently” applying PIT and putting her life and the life of her baby in danger.
Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that the Arkansas Police Department failed to train Dunn on performing safe PIT.
Shortly after her car flipped, the com tells Harper: “This is where you ended up.”
Meanwhile, in their defense, the police allegedly stated that Harper was a danger to other drivers as she was trying to “flee” from the scene.
According to her lawyer, Dunn “chose to use deadly force against a pregnant woman who was in the process of slowing down and looking for a safe place to pull over.” The attorney added that the officer conducted the life-threatening maneuver without identifying who was inside the car and whether there were any children on board.
Reportedly, the Arkansas police intend to fight the lawsuit. However, Dunn may not face any charges, as according to local laws, he is immune from any personal liability for his actions.