August 2, 2021

DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham woman says she filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday after she claims she was assaulted by a Durham police officer in 2012.

Jessica Cramer says she and her boyfriend were stopped in their car in Durham by Durham Police Officer Andrew Houser and he arrested them.

She claims that Housler grabbed her neck and dragged her to a patrol car where he sexually assaulted her.

Housers lawyers have not responded to The Associated Press’ request for comment.

The woman says Housings arrest violated her Fourth Amendment rights and that Durham Police Chief Robert Moore should be prosecuted.

She is suing Durham for violating her constitutional rights and civil rights.

Durham is in a high-profile legal battle with a North Carolina county after a sheriff’s deputy was arrested for driving drunk.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.