Trooper sued again for asking speeding driver if she went to church

Source: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana State Police trooper faces a second lawsuit accusing him of preaching to citizens while on duty.

Wendy Pyle filed a federal lawsuit in Indianapolis on Tuesday, claiming Trooper Brian Hamilton violated her civil rights when he asked her what church she attended and whether she was saved during a traffic stop in January.

Pyle is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

The Herald Bulletin reports that Hamilton gave Pyle a speeding ticket and invited her to his church.

Pyle is seeking punitive damages and attorney fees. She also wants a jury trial.

Hamilton, who works out of the Pendleton post, was sued for similar actions during a traffic stop in 2014.

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