- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WHITAKER, Pa. (AP) - A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge.

Thirty-year-old Danielle Newton claimed she didn’t know Whitaker Officer William Davis was a policeman when she drove away and called 911 in June 2012. She contends the officer caught up with her, threatened to use a stun gun, then broke her window with his pistol as she was talking to a 911 dispatcher.

The officer was charged with crimes, but acquitted.

Whitaker’s attorney tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1rqM6a9 ) that Newton dropped her civil rights claims against the officer as part of the borough’s settlement.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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