Video | A Kentucky police officer hits a pregnant woman on the ground after traffic stops due to a broken taillight | achieves WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) — After returning from a trip to Walmart earlier this year, Elayshia Boey was stopped at her driveway in McCracken County, Kentucky, because she had a broken taillight.

Within moments, Bowie, a 24-year-old pregnant woman, was “face-fed” in a cruiser and hung to the ground by a deputy mayor “with his knee strapped to her back, crushing both her and her unborn child, under his full weight,” according to the suit. Federal judiciary.

Additionally, Representative John Hayden, who threatened to use Taser against Bowie, is accused of taking her to prison instead of hospital, even though she was bleeding from her head and complaining of pain.

Only after the prison nurse refused to accept Bowie — due to her injuries and being six months pregnant — the deputy transferred her to the emergency room, according to the lawsuit filed in April.

Attorney James Russell, who is representing Bowie with associate attorney Michael Smith, said Hayden approached stopping in an “aggressive manner” not typical for a simple traffic violation.

“He certainly didn’t try to calm the situation at all,” Russell said. “A taillight started this situation and it ended with a pregnant young woman getting her face stuck in a car. Obviously, something really went wrong along the way.”

McCracken County Sheriff Ryan Norman said the internal investigation into the incident was completed “within a few days.”

“The response to the resistance that Representative Hayden was forced to use was investigated and there were no policies or procedures found to be in violation,” Norman said in an interview this week. He refused to talk about the details of the case during its consideration.

Bowie and her mother, Vanessa Jenkins, became “verbally aggressive” as soon as the deputy approached them, complaining that they had been stopped at their home for a minor traffic offense, according to arrest citations.

“While talking to Bowie, she was putting red tape over her taillight,” according to her arrest quote. “I explained to Boy that this wouldn’t be enough. Then Bowie became more verbally aggressive.”

The citation claims that after Bowie refused to reveal her identity, the deputy tried to arrest her by grabbing her wrist for “control.”

Hayden accused Bowie of resistance and then said Jenkins caught him to prevent him from arresting Bowie.

“After a brief physical struggle, Bowie was placed on the ground with the physical force of control and compliance,” the arrest statement read. Jenkins pushed him off, and she fell to the ground.

Both Bowie and Jenkins were charged with felony assault on a police officer, among other charges. Their trial is scheduled for November. Both pleaded not guilty and were released on bail.

Asked if Bowie and her mother’s actions prompted the officer to respond, Jenkins said “not at all,” noting that Bowie had already properly identified herself and the officer had not been assaulted.

Alicia Bowie’s scar after an accident with McCracken County Deputy Sheriff John Hayden.

According to Hayden’s cam video obtained by WDRB News, Bowie had sped into her driveway and was in the back of the car putting tape to the taillight when Hayden rushed behind her on February 1.

“I’m coming to stop you,” Hayden said, turning toward her.

“For a backlight?” She asked.

When Bowie spoke to her mother, who stood next to her, instead of her deputy, asked her, “Do you want to be cited today because you’re already on a bad path?”

“You’re really crazy,” replied Boy.

Both Boey and Jenkins claimed that Hayden was in a confrontation as soon as he got close to them. After arguing briefly over whether the tape would fix the taillight, things quickly escalated.

When Bowie aloud told the officer her name, he tried to circle her to arrest her. Jenkins pleaded with the soldier to stop, telling him that Bowie was pregnant.

“You’re trying to get help,” Representative Bowie said as she struggled.

I yelled, “I don’t do anything.”

“You don’t have to do it like this,” Jenkins shouted as the body cam turned black, seeming to fall to the ground.

Then Hayden said, “Get away from me.”

“We’re not fighting you,” Jenkins shouted. “She’s pregnant. You don’t have to do that.”

At this point, there is only sound when both women are screaming and sobbing.

The lawsuit alleges that Hayden ignored the cries and pleas of both women and “with no other choice, Jenkins attempted to pull Hayden from her daughter and unborn grandson. Hayden diverted his attention away from Bowie long enough for Jenkins to crash onto the sidewalk and restrain her.”

A few minutes later, after the two women were arrested, Hayden returned his body camera. He closes his voice twice when he explains to the other deputies what happened.

Subsequently, Hayden’s conversation with the prison nurse and the nurse’s assessment of Bowie on a body camera are not heard.

After the nurse looked at Bowie, Hayden took her to the hospital.

Jenkins said Bowie has a scar on her forehead and is still traumatized, but her baby is healthy.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Elicia Boy

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