Police in Arkansas has been accused of spinning a pregnant woman’s vehicle because they claim she didn’t stop fast enough when requested to do so.
Local media reports suggest how the incident took place late last year while the footage of the act was recently revealed as an investigation into the case begin. Here, police can be seen using a shocking maneuver because they claim the female driver didn’t stop as quickly as there would have liked her to.
The driver was identified as Nicole Harper who has now gone about suing the state’s police department for the horrifying incident that not only threatened her life but that of her unborn child too.
Harper has accused the officers of using sheer negligence while performing the popular PIT maneuver, which resulting in her car overturning on the interstate highway.
The patrol car video has brought to light the incident that took place last year, alongside a lawsuit that the driver hopes will bring about change in the police department’s policy as well.
Just like many other forces across the nation, the State Police of Arkansas also makes use of the Precision Immobilization Technique that intentionally hits and spins out vehicles during fast police chases.
Ms. Harper claims she came into contact with the officers in July of 2020, where she was accused of over-speeding on the I-67 of the state. Moreover, the police go on to add how the driver reportedly fled, despite the officers calling her out to stop.
In her defense, Harper says that she was only trying to find a safe spot to stop, and before that could occur, the officer did the PIT move upon her, just a few minutes after he opened his flashing lights.
“In my thought, I felt like I was going to lose my baby,” she added while speaking during an interview with FOX16. The driver also questioned the police and what they were thinking at that time. “What if I had kids inside? What made the officer think it was alright to do what he did?”
However, the Director for the State Police in Arkansas claims that all citizens must abide by the rules put forward and safely pull off the roads when an officer activates the siren with emergency lights.