Woman sues former Tuscaloosa officer accused of raping her | News
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- A woman who says a former Tuscaloosa police officer raped her has filed a civil suit against the officer, the Tuscaloosa Police Chief, and Mayor Walt Maddox.
Jason Glenn Thomas has been indicted for civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in the case. Investigators charged Thomas in March 2011 for first degree sexual abuse after allegedly assaulting the woman on Highway 216.
In the suit, the victim seeks monetary and punitive damages against Thomas for the assault, invasion of her privacy and emotional distress.
In addition, Police Chief Steve Anderson and Mayor Maddox are named in the suit as "final policy makers...applicable to the police force." The victim argues that their policies created an environment leading to the sexual assault, professional misconduct by Thomas and failure to provide a way to make a citizens complaint.
FOX6 News Reporter John Huddleston will have more on this story tonight at 10.
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