Judge rules in favor of Ky. teen cuffed during traffic stop
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that a Louisville police officer violated a Black teenager’s constitutional rights during a 2018 traffic stop.
The teen was handcuffed and frisked for weapons.
Tae-Ahn Lea was pulled over by former Louisville Detective Kevin Crawford for allegedly making a wide right turn.
Lea, who was 18 at the time, filed a federal lawsuit over the traffic stop.
U.S. District Court Judge Greg Stivers ruled that Crawford violated Lea’s right against unreasonable search and seizure.
A jury will later decide how much to award Lea in damages.