MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:10:59 +0000 Ark. trooper sued for flipping vehicle during stop http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/df8dd915ca2b4107a5c39b42d0e54a4d An Arkansas woman is suing the state police after a trooper bumped her vehicle, causing it to flip, after she didn't immediately pull over. Janice Harper was injured when the trooper performed a “pursuit intervention technique" last summer (June 11) df8dd915ca2b4107a5c39b42d0e54a4d Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:41:09 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT ARKANSAS STATE POLICE++NOTE TEXT ON SCREEN++ARKANSAS STATE POLICE -- MUST CREDIT ARKANSAS STATE POLICEPulaski County, Arkansas -- July 20201. Dash Cam video of trooper hitting vehicle and trooper turning around, with UPSOUND (English)  Rodney Dunn, Arkansas State Police trooper: "They hit the inside wall. They rolled over. Give me EMS started."++WHITE FLASH++3. Dash cam video of trooper approaching car with UPSOUND (English) Rodney Dunn, Arkansas State Police trooper: "Can you get out? Come on out. Come out, this way right here. "++WHITE FLASH++4. Dam cam video of vehicle overturned with UPSOUND (English) Rodney Dunn, Arkansas State Police trooper talking to Janice Nicole Harper, Driver:Dunn: "Why didn't you stop you?"Harper: "Because I didn't feel like it was safe"Dunn: "Well this is where you ended up."Harper: UnintelligibleDunn:  "Watch your head. Come out this way.  I got plenty of room right here. Are you the only one in the vehicle?"Harper: "Yes.."Dunn: "OK"Harper: "I'm pregnant"Dunn: "Well ma'am you've got to pull over when we stop."Harper: UnintelligibleDunn: "It doesn't matter ma'am."Harper : "I didn't feel like it was safe."Dunn: "I've got an ambulance coming for you."STORYLINE:An Arkansas woman who says she was injured when a state trooper crashed into her car, causing it to flip, because she didn't immediately pull over for a traffic stop is suing him and the agency.An attorney for Janice Nicole Harper filed the lawsuit last month in Pulaski County against trooper Rodney Dunn, several of his supervisors and the Arkansas State Police, alleging negligence and excessive use of force.The suit alleges that Harper, who was pregnant, slowed down, activated her blinker and emergency lights and was looking for a safe place to pull over after Dunn initiated a traffic stop in July 2020. Dashboard video from Dunn's cruiser shows the trooper performed a "pursuit intervention technique," or PIT maneuver, about two minutes after initiating the stop."There were no exits or shoulder for plaintiff to safely exit the highway, before defendant Dunn negligently executed a PIT maneuver on plaintiff's vehicle two minutes and seven seconds after defendant Dunn initiated his Arkansas State Police patrol cruiser overhead lights, which caused plaintiff's vehicle to flip," the lawsuit states. The state police have not formally responded to the lawsuit, and a spokesman for the agency declined to comment Friday because the lawsuit is pending.In a statement provided last month to television station KARK, Col. Bill Bryant said over the last five years, troopers have seen a 52% increase in the number of drivers who ignore traffic stops troopers initiate.Harper suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash, as well as mental and emotional distress, lost work, attorney costs and other expenses, the lawsuit alleges. She was pregnant at the time of the crash, but her baby, who is now four months old, doesn't appear to have suffered any residual effects from the crash, Harper's attorney Andrew Norwood said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. An Arkansas woman is suing the state police after a trooper bumped her vehicle, causing it to flip, after she didn't immediately pull over. Janice Harper was injured when the trooper performed a “pursuit intervention technique" last summer (June 11) Ark. trooper sued for flipping vehicle during stop