Tammy Cooper, of La Porte, Texas, who was arrested on child endangerment charges, insists she was watching her children from a lawn chair in her front yard. Now, Cooper is suing the La Porte Police Department, the arresting officer and the neighbor who made the call to authorities.
A few hours after the neighbor called police, a La Porte policeman showed up to the scene of the so-called (crime) to arrest Cooper. “I went out there to see what he was here for and he said, ‘Ma’am, we’re here for you.’ I said, ‘Oh really? Why?’ He proceeded to tell me he had received a call from one of my neighbors that my kids were riding their scooters unsupervised,” Cooper told KRPC. Cooper subsequently spent a night in jail before she was released.
“Orange jumpsuit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours,” Cooper recalled. “Charges were dropped but now Cooper is suing for damages, and $7,000 in legal fees.” According to Cooper, the police also interrogated her children.
Cooper told KRPC, “My daughter had the police officer around the leg saying, ‘Please, please don’t take my mom to jail. Please, she didn’t do anything wrong.’”
Cooper also reported that she now feels awkward around her neighbor.
The neighbor had no comment.
“I do not believe in silly, frivolous lawsuits, but this has to go down in the books as the most stupid arrest of the 21st Century.
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