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Florida Highway Patrol trooper Donna Jane Watts was just doing her job when she pulled over a Miami police officer for topping speeds of 120 mph, but the fallout has been anything but routine: She’s now suing her colleagues for harassment.
According to the Florida-based Sun-Sentinel, Watts has filed a lawsuit against more than 100 police officers and agencies for illegally accessing her personal information and creating a “life-threatening situation.”
Watts claims the harassment by law enforcement began after she pulled over Miami cop FaUsto Lopez in October 2011 for speeding in his patrol car. Traveling well over 100 mph, Lopez was reportedly weaving in and out of lanes so fast it took Watts seven minutes to pull him over even with her lights flashing and sirens blaring.
Miami FOP defends speeding offficer
The Miami Fraternal Order of Police defended one of its officers who FHP said was pulled over by a state trooper while driving a Miami police cruiser 120 mph on Florida's Turnpike.
Officer Fausto Lopez, 35, was charged with reckless driving in the Oct. 11 incident. An FHP trooper pulled Lopez over in the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike near Hollywood Boulevard after following him for 12 miles in seven minutes at speeds reaching 120 mph, police said.
The police officer drew her weapon when Lopez finally pulled over, then handcuffed him.
This happened in Miami, Florida. A female Florida State Trooper pulled over and arrested a Miami cop for driving over 100mph(~160km/hr). The arrested cop was not responding to an emergency and was subsequently fired as a result this....
It seems to me that many police departments take the phrase "to protect and serve" to mean that they are to protect and serve each other on the force. "Us" v Them.
If you read the comments from LEOs on this website it's pretty pathetic and shows the mindset some of them have.
Not in my day would this ever had happened. He would have been pulled over and then when everything checked out that would have been the end of it. I don't know what is wrong with this young officers anymore they don't seem to realize that we our all brothers and unless he or she is an asshole no action should be taken. She does not want to be a part of the brotherhood and should retire or quit.
part of their gang
reply to post by jrod
petty .. but worse.
VINDICTIVE. vigilante justice by COPS!
They are the BIGGEST ENEMY to American life and society.
1,000,000 times more an enemy than someone in Afghanistan and Iraq COMBINED.
BADGES ARE REDCOATS!