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.

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

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

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