MIAMI (AP) — The fallout from her traffic stop of a speeding police officer is continuing for Florida Highway Patrol officer Donna Jane Watts as she pursues a federal lawsuit claiming she was harassed because of her actions.
Watts says in the lawsuit that after stopping the officer in October 2011, her private driver's license information was accessed more than 200 times by at least 88 law enforcement officers from 25 different agencies. She says she received threatening and prank phone calls and other harassment.
Federal law imposes a $2,500 penalty for each violation. Watts is seeking that plus other damages.
The U.S. Justice Department has gotten involved.
The Miami Police Department eventually fired the speeding officer, who was clocked at 120 mph.