JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in a Wyoming court.
A police officer in Lakewood, Colorado, Schultz was vacationing in Jackson last July when she heard a loud noise and assumed a teenager running nearby had committed a crime. Becerra was running to catch a bus.
The lawsuit claims Schultz detained Becerra, threatened to shoot him and was “exhilarated” when police arrived.
A special prosecutor concluded Schultz shouldn’t have pulled her gun, but criminal charges weren’t warranted.
A telephone message for Schultz left with the Lakewood police department was not immediately returned.
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