Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh tells motorists that may be concerned with the authenticity of a police officer asking them to pull over at night in a deserted area that they should continue on to a more public, well lighted place. Sgt. Jeff Newnum of the same police department says that he would give his wife the same advice. There have been several well-publicized incidences in Arizona of people being attacked by criminals impersonating an officer making a traffic stop.
But when Dibor Roberts attempted to follow this advice, officer Newnum ran her car off the road, broke the window of her car with his nightstick, and grabbed the cell phone she was using to call 911. Now, it is, incredibly, Ms. Roberts who is on trial for her actions. All because she was driving 15 miles an hour over the limit on a deserted rural road. The post title comes from the Sgt Newnum's explanation in court of his aggressive tactics.