CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit says a South Carolina police officer drew a gun on a young Black driver whose only infraction was driving with his headlights off.
Noah West was headed to a fast-food restaurant last month when an officer pulled him over.
The officer conducted a traffic stop after earlier reports of gunfire nearby.
The lawsuit says the officer drew a gun and ordered West to kneel and put his hands on his head.
He was later issued a written warning for the headlights after the officer realized West wasn’t involved with the shooting.
The lawsuit alleges negligence, civil assault and false arrest. The department declined to comment.