Police State USA
May 5, 2014

Tanya Weyker’s smashed car. (Source: WITI)
Tanya Weyker’s smashed car. (Source: WITI)

A young woman had her neck broken in four places after her vehicle was T-boned by a police officer who blew through a stop sign. Even though she was completely sober, the police charged with drunk driving and tried to shift the blame onto her instead of the party at fault. When evidence surfaced that showed her innocence, it was hidden and ignored. The deputy responsible was never punished.

Tanya Weyker’s broken neck. (Source: WITI)
Tanya Weyker’s broken neck. (Source: WITI)
Tanya Helena Weyker, 25, had never been accused of a crime, nor had she even so much as had a speeding ticket. Her life changed forever the night of February 20, 2013, when her Toyota Camry was slammed by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy and was sent spinning into a tree.

“I was just driving straight and he hit me,” remembered Weyker in an interview with WITI. “It was just a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed.”

Deputy Joseph Quiles had broadsided her, mangling the vehicle and causing her life-threatening injuries. The crash was so violent that it broke her neck in four places. Her passenger suffered a ruptured spleen.

Ms. Weyker was in critical condition, yet the responding deputies did not miss the opportunity to manufacture reasons to ruin her life and lock her in jail. Quiles’s colleagues used Weyker’s “glassy” eyes as evidence of drunk driving, along with the claim of a “light odor” of alcohol.

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