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Ill. Cop Sued After Asking for Date From Speed Violator

January 03, 2012  | 

A suburban Illinois police officer tracked down a woman he ticketed for speeding to ask her out on a date. Instead of declining the offer, the woman sued him for causing "great fear and anxiety."

Evangelina Paredes has accused Stickney (Ill.) Police Officer Chris Collins of violating her privacy by searching motor-vehicle records for her address, then leaving a handwritten note on her car windshield outside her apartment two days after she was ticketed, reports the Associated Press via the Washington Post.

The fine for the violation was $132.


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Jesto @ 1/3/2012 7:06 PM

What an idiot. BS lawsuit, but you deserve that for being an idiot. We had an instructor that said "Nothing will get you fired faster than the two D's. Driving and your *$@$."

BW @ 1/3/2012 9:43 PM

I'm not supporting the officer or advocating his behavior, but if he wrote her a ticket, would he not already have her address? Writing down her info when you have it in hand is unethical, sure - But not as bad as misusing LEADS. Though I should add the original article didn't say anything about using the computer system - A little journalistic licensing?

Cris @ 1/4/2012 7:16 AM

Obviously money grubbing, be glad she didn't except the offer.

Commander Griffin @ 1/5/2012 4:49 AM

This is a case of poor judgement by the Officer. The lawsuit is not justified in my judgement by the women, but does show why our courts are way behind with dealing with cases. ( Tort Reform ).

mary @ 1/5/2012 3:50 PM

Yes bad judgement but give the guy a break. It was probably hard enough to ask. If it happened to me I wouldnt be upset. Ive been pulled over for no reason had officer ask for my phone number then let me go...

If he was a real creep and truly abusing his power he would have tried to get her to go out with him in exchange for not giving ticket.

Who says he went into a database and tracked her down her attorney is making assumptions in the lawsuit.

Bob @ 1/5/2012 5:46 PM

Sounds like she needs a good D to shut her up.

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