Wife Of Kentucky State Trooper Says Other Troopers Retaliated Against Her

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky woman who alleged that she was assaulted by her state trooper husband has filed a lawsuit against him and the officers who investigated the case.

Terri Lynn Moore claims in the suit that troopers from the state police post in Hazard attempted to protect her husband, Terry Lloyd Brewer. The suit said the troopers investigating the Aug. 5, 2006 alleged assault, David Banks and John McMahan, threatened to arrest her.

Both Banks and McMahan are named as defendants in the suit.

Moore said her husband verbally abused and threatened her, hit her and would not allow her to leave his home during the alleged incident.

Brewer could not be reached for comment.

State police spokesman Lt. Phil Crumpton declined to comment about the lawsuit on Monday.

Crumpton acknowledged that officials with internal affairs are investigating a complaint against Brewer, but did not discuss specifics.

Moore said that troopers helped Brewer obtain an emergency protective order against her.

"The Protective Order was not sought in order to promote justice but to bring pressure on Terri Lynn Moore to refrain from reporting the actions of the defendant," the lawsuit said.

Moore is seeking compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and attorneys' fees.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Bryan Location: KY on Sep 18, 2007 at 02:06 AM
    If this was just an ordinary guy and not a police officer would you all be crying about all this? Probably not! Yes, there is two sides to every story and the media only tells one. If a judge granted an EPO to the trooper against his wife then it sounds like to me that she has some fault in the whole situation (refer to story above). I am a police officer myself and know that the judge would not have granted the trooper an EPO unless he/she saw cause to do so. Oh it is a police officer so he is automatically guilty is what is the thought. I do not condone a man hitting a lady or vice versa but all I got to say is this...DO OUR JOB FOR AWHILE! We are not robots and are only human as you guys that have posted here. I do not intend to make excuses for any officer that violates the law but do not be so quick to judge because it is an allegation against the police. Most of us do this job because we hope to make some sort a difference. It takes a special breed to lay down their lives daily
  • by PH Location: Winchester on Aug 8, 2007 at 04:46 PM
    Dr. Brooke....I wonder ifyou, ro any other person that states there is a problem with corrupt law enforcement in the state has any factual information to base that statement on....if a medical doctor performs his duty poorly, do we say we have corrupt medical doctors in kentucky, NO!...we discipline the ones that are doing wrong...again, i challenge you to back up your statement with facts. What we really need is to press for more training for law enforcement, and communities to demand better pay and benefits and maybe we will recruit a more qualified pool of applicants,if people take a serious interest in their communities then maybe things can change. Of the thousands of officers who wrok hard every day to serve their communities, I find it disheartening that we strike them down because of the actions of a few...i wouldn't blame a police officer for having a bad attitude with the way alot of the general public treats them.....very unfair to make a statement without facts.
  • by Dr.Jeff brooke Location: KY on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:00 PM
    KY is like every other state in the US, we have our share of diversity among our types of personality, I believe this goes on a daily basis but just as others have stated on here there is 2 sides to every story, I do know for a fact that we have a problem with corupt law enforcment in this state (especially in the poorer regions)and this matter should be resolved bye a outside source thank Dr.J
  • by PH Location: Winchester on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:00 PM
    to C in frankfort......you should be ashamed!!...that is the oldest trick in the book, the old turn on your lights and gothrough a stop light routine, i mean, i didn't know people still used that age old excuse to take jabs at police officers....but i hope if someone is raping or assaulting you in your home, the police still go through that red light with their emergency equipment and turn it off once through, that way the perpetrator who is harming you does not know they are coming, or they could just sitat the light and let what happens to you happen!!....there are also school teachers, priests, nurses, doctors, etc. who do wrong and are not punished, so do not try to use your brush to paint all officers with.sounds like you have a personal grudge with the police...did you get fired??...they are in a position of authority and as sad as it is, we live in a day and age where people do not like authority, just look at the youth in our society, reading these posts is easy to see why!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Harlan on Aug 8, 2007 at 09:55 AM
    What a bunch on rednecks trying to accuse police of doing something wrong before the fact. Lesile who taught you how to write, a least read your comment before you post it. It's uneducated people like you that think when someone cries they are innocent. I hope that the next time you need the police for something they take their time, and treat you with the same respect you give them.
  • by bobby Location: london on Aug 8, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    Help...the in state trucker..we have been paying...when the road tax started It stared with a yearly stricker...So many cents a mile is not rigth..for the in state truckers thanks
  • by c Location: fkt on Aug 8, 2007 at 04:04 AM
    It true, many of our law enforcement officers statewide, feel that they are above the law. They turn on their lights and sirens to get through traffic lights instead of sitting it with the rest of us, then turn them off up the road a little ways. I worked for state police for 2 years and they are an arrogant bunch! However, I would not do their job for their pay! These troopers should be investigated by the Federal government because any state investigation is going to be swept under the carpet and no justice will be served to this victim. People would be surprised at how many things within state police gets swept away without action, then again maybe the general public is not as stupid as the state police personnel think they are! There are state troopers who drink, abuse their spouses, and steal and nothing is very done about it. Because they DO protect each other above everything else. Do I trust them? NO ON YOUR LIFE OR MINE!
  • by Angry Location: Hazard on Aug 7, 2007 at 06:21 PM
    You know, I tried to post a comment over 3 hours ago and it didn't make it. I tried to tell the true story, but I guess it wasn't good enough for the public. People do need to here the truth every now and then. Sometimes the truth doesn't make it. The people that know him and that was there know the truth. Sometimes some people like to extend the truth. All I ask is that before you judge him, please find out the true story. Not all women like to endulge on the truth.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: hazard on Aug 7, 2007 at 04:07 PM
    Exactly, there are 2 sides to this story. As usual everyone believes the woman. Well, I am a woman but I do know the true story. Did anyone ever say the reason she was there. NO, well it is because she broke into his house at 11:30 at night while he was in bed asleep. Did anyone say that she was the one that assaulted him while he was trying to get her out of his house. NO. didn't think so. Yes, he did get an EPO, but that was because he was afraid she would break into his house again. Did anyone ever tell that side of the story. NO, didn't think so. Go ahead evereyone, believe what you want to because you are going to anyway. But have you ever heard the story about the person who cried wolf all the time. Well, I think she has cried wolf one too many times. Especcially since know one knew that she was the one who went out on hime SEVERAL times since they were married. But, I guess that is besides the point because she is a woman she is automatically the victim.Think again!!!
  • by Ph Location: Winchester on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:14 PM
    WOW...how ignorant and quick to judge people can be....so many are wanting to say the cops are not above the law and should be held accountable, yet you are the same ones saying there is no justice...so let me see if i get it, you want justice as long as it suits your interests..and if they are cops and accused of doing something wrong, then they are guilty, so the same justice you preach should not be afforded to law enforcement officers???...because we all know that in this day and age people would never lie and accuse police of wrongdoing if it were not true!!...people are so ignorant and a bunch of bigots...try getting off of your hind end and find some facts out and make a educated comment rather than just shooting off garbage because you can.....if you think people dont use the system to their advantage, then you are not in touch with reality and with what goes on in the judicial system on a daily basis.....no wonder its hard to find good people to become cops.
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