Waveland seeks dismissal of lawsuit
Published: April 20,2012
WAVELAND — The city of Waveland has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges police officers used a stun gun on a pregnant woman.
Dawn Melissa Daigre sued Waveland for damages incurred during her February 2010 arrest.
The city argues Daigre’s allegations are “uniformly meritless.” The city also contends that, since Daigre pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, she is barred from challenging that ruling in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims Daigre was 16 weeks pregnant when officers broke down her front door apparently responding to a domestic disturbance call. Daigre claims officers shocked her even though she’d told them she was pregnant. She gave birth to a girl five months later.
The case is set for trial in November.
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