Dearborn Police Officer Justin Smith Sexually Assaults Woman During Traffic Stop

Sandra Whitledge, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF DEARBORN and Justin Smith, Defendants.

Plaintiff Sandra Whitledge alleges that Defendant Justin Smith, a police officer employed by Defendant City of Dearborn (the "City"), conducted an illegal traffic stop. She also alleges that Smith reached into her car and groped her breast during the stop. It is undisputed that after Smith pulled Plaintiff over, he switched off the sound recording on his dash camera—an action prohibited by City policy—and approached Plaintiff's car.