Woman files lawsuit after being ordered to remove car bumper sticker

07/01/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Indianapolis – An Indianapolis woman is suing the local police department over a traffic stop in which she claims her free speech rights were violated. As reported by Reuters, the woman, Pamela Konchinsky, alleges that police ordered her to remove a bumper sticker reading “Unmarked Police Car” from her minivan after pulling her over last month.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit on behalf of Konchinsky on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

ACLU attorney Kelly Eskew is quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement of the case, “We contend that the police officers who detained and interrogated our client without legal grounds to do so violated her constitutional rights… The promise of our Constitution is that these lines cannot be crossed.”

The complaint states that Konchinsky was told by officers that the sticker may lead others to think she was impersonating a cop, which could result in her injury prior to instructing her to remove it.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Indianapolis Legal News

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