A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Delaware State Police after a case of mistaken identity led to her being pulled from her car by armed officers. It happened around 5:30 p.m. on June 24 on South Heald Street in Wilmington. 20-year-old Martiayana Watson was leaving the BP gas station when she was surrounded by several unmarked patrol cars. Plainclothes officers broke the driver’s side rear window and she was pulled from the vehicle with a taser to her neck. The police soon realized they had the wrong person and simply left Watson there with her damaged car. “The cops were looking for a dark grey Nissan Maxima connected to a robbery and I believe Marty’s vehicle is a light grey Nissan Altima,” attorney Renee Leverette said.
A teen is under arrested after stealing a police cruiser, leading police on a chase, and eventually crashing in Chester County on Friday, 7/16. Coatesville Polcie responded to a domestic disturbance on West 5th Avenue before noon. 19-year-old Alex Thompson was reportedly being uncooperative before stealing a patrol car and taking off. Police chased him down Lincoln Highway. He crashed into another vehicle near the VA Medical Center around noon. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. Charges are pending.