Sherita Harris, a Mississippi woman, is suing the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS), the Mississippi Capitol Police Department, and two individual officers, Michael Rhinewalt and Jeffery Walker, for $3 million in damages.
Later, the driver found Harris slumped over with a bullet wound to her head.
The legal filing accuses the officers of assault, battery, and gross negligence, along with inflicting emotional distress on Harris. It also alleges that MDPS failed in training and supervising the two officers.
Officer Walker testified in a September 2022 hearing that they attempted to pull over the car after it failed to stop at a red light. Walker stated that when he approached the vehicle, the partner yelled about being shot at, and gunshots were fired.