Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Hamilton was warned before: Stop proselytizing to people during traffic stops.
But a new lawsuit claims the trooper — who was sued once before for preaching on the job — didn’t learn his lesson the first time.
A complaint filed in federal court Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, on behalf of Wendy Pyle, accuses Hamilton of asking her whether “she had been saved” after pulling her over in Fayette County in January. Court documents claim Hamilton then told the woman about his church and gave her directions to it.
“Ms. Pyle was extremely uncomfortable with these questions,” the lawsuit says. “In order to hopefully end these inquiries Ms. Pyle indicated that she did attend a church and that she was saved.”