Skip to comments.Pregnant woman, hogtied by traffic cops, for talking on her cell phone wins $250,000 payout
Posted on 01/18/2013 3:14:58 PM PST by rawhide
The pregnant Los Angeles woman who was brutally hogtied by California Highway Patrolmen in August 2011 after being pulled over for chatting on her cell phone while driving has finally received retribution in the form of a $250,000 settlement.
According to the LA Times, Tamara Gaglione, 30, was hauled away and charged with misdemeanor evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.
Those charges were dropped, however, once Gaglione's terrible treatment was revealed in footage from the cruiser's video camera.
It is unclear in the grainy video exactly how aggressive, if at all, Gaglione was toward the cops. What is clear, though, is that Hernandez and Martinez drew their weapons on the unarmed Gaglione as they approached her and forced her onto the ground.
Hernandez later claimed Gaglione did not tell them of her pregnancy until after she was on the ground, but Gaglione said she told the officers as they approached her.
Hogtied, Gaglione was subsequently taken away in a patrol car.
Gaglione filed suit against the department and the officers involved, but the video evidence that eventually won Gaglione $250,000 this past November was not immediately forthcoming. Gaglione's attorney Howard Price claimed that Hernandez failed to check a box on the arrest report stating a video camera had, in fact, recorded the incident.
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I hogtied a woman once when I was a cop. She was under arrest, drunk and trying to kick out my squad car window.
Not saying this was the case here, but you act like a criminal, you get treated like a criminal.
Tax payer shouldn't have to pay for this. The cops should.
In fairness, what didn’t she understand about the warnings from the police? Was she drunk? Didn’t speak English? On drugs?
Talking on a cellphone with a suspended license.
Not sympathetic to her plight.
These two were caught in their lies.
Yep. What more is there to say?
Yep. A real hardened criminal. She deserved the beat-down, eh? /s
Wow, that’s not an arrest, that’s a rape. That video is really disturbing.
The article said something about it not showing what she might have done. She got out of the car and was standing there very passively...until slammed to the ground and then hog tied.
Did any of the cops lose their jobs?
I appreciate your comments and your expertise. Would you do us a favor and watch the video and give us an analysis of this situation.
She was not putting up any resistence. Looked to be an office worker type, dressed properly and innocently confused by the officers directions to turn around as they approached her.
I would gladly have waived the $250,000 if the judge could make certain that every low-life scum-sucking PIG involved in that stop was never again able to serve in any law enFORCEment capacity anywhere.
No, that are all still working as thugs, disguised as cops.... Probably looking for another innocent victim!
If you’re “not saying that was the case here”, why did you bother passing on the Thin Blue Line comment?
It OBVIOUSLY wasn’t the case here, yet your first instinctive
reaction is to drag in a totally irrelevant incident from your own experience.
You should be sypathetic. She did not understand them. That is clear by her body language.
I misunderstood a cops instructions once. It was completely innocent. I was driving someone to the hospital who had chest pains and got pulled over enroute.
I explained to the officer that I needed to get to the hospital and asked if it was okay if I continued. I thought the cop said okay and so I left.
The officer followed and when I got to the hospital and tried to go to get medical help she pulled her gun on me.
I told her will all due respect officer I'm going to tend to my friend and I turned and walked away from the officer. When I came out of the ER entrance to move my car the officer was really pissed.
Unless you're a cop. Then you get 'professional courtesy'.
The charge of driving on a suspended license was dropped. So there is no proof of that being true.
Not sympathetic to her plight.
Oooooooh, talking on a cellphone. Ooooooh.
Suspended license. Ooooooooh.
Those are against the law. Oooooooh.
Yeah, throw her on the ground and hogtie her. Teach her a lesson she'll never forget!
There's one like you on every thread.
A little ‘roid rage never hurt nobody!
These settlements should start coming out of cops instead of the taxpayer. Now these a**holes need to be criminally charged and imprisoned.
You actually turned your back on a cop pointing a gun at you?? She could have just blasted you and claimed you were reaching for a gun, or something;)
I think there’s certain men that just like to beat up, control women, period....such insecurity makes me believe that they have latent homosexuality tendencies..