LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The family of the teenage driver who helped spark change in the Louisville Metro Police Department's aggressive traffic stop policy is now suing the police department.
Tae-Ahn Lea, 18, said he was pulled over last year after making a wide turn, but was forced out of his car, frisked, and put into handcuffs. He complained he was also verbally abused, threatened, lied to, embarrassed, and mocked by the officers who pulled him over.
The Lea family lawsuit names the officers involved, along with Chief Steve Conrad.
The chief recently changed the policy. Officers cannot use bias in any stops and must have just cause to pull a person out of a car and handcuff them.