Cop boots pregnant woman in stomach, Dept. says it's fine
Officer Jerad Wheeler is now being investigated after kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach.
No charges have been filed against Officer Wheeler for kicking Raven Dozier in the abdomen after the cop responded to a call involving a child custody issue, reports local television station WSBTV News. Dozier says she was trying to calm her brother down during police questioning after a police officer used a Taser gun on her sibling. After her brother was shot, Ms. Dozier says she started crying and questioning the officer over his actions. That’s when Wheeler is reported to have gotten violent.
"I think he really just didn't want me asking him any questions, questioning him, and when I did question him is when he kicked me," Dozier tells the station.
Ms. Dozier was just shy of nine months pregnant during the incident. She underwent an emergency c-section procedure two weeks after and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Levii. Now more than four months after being assaulted by the officer, Dozier is still demanding justice.
According to the Dekalb County Police Department, Officer Wheeler was in the right.
Despite being only days away from her due date, Officer Wheeler says he could not tell that Ms. Dozier was pregnant during the incident. Regardless, he explains in the official police report that accompanied the incident that he used "a front push kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy” because she “approached him aggressively.”
A police report was filed because officers charged Ms. Dozier for obstruction during the altercation. Prosecutors have since dropped the charge. Read More...comments powered by Disqus