Sarah was on her way home from the grocery store when she was stopped by a police officer.
She said that she didn’t understand what was happening.
When she was asked why she was carrying a pregnancy test, she said she did not know what to do.
She then asked the officer why he was searching her car.
He told her that the officer had stopped her because she was having a baby, and he wanted to search her purse.
Sarah said she was shocked that a police officers body was searched without a warrant.
She told CNN, “It was a total shock.”
Sarah said that officers told her to get her purse out, but she did so anyway.
She also said that the police officer who stopped her in the first place, a male officer, “told me to get out of his car.”
The police officer asked Sarah if she had an abortion, which Sarah told him yes.
The officer told Sarah she needed to give her an abortion and then left Sarah at the scene.
Sarah told CNN that she had a feeling that she was being mistreated by the police officers.
She called for help and later called the ACLU of Texas.
The ACLU of Dallas responded to Sarah’s concerns and released a statement.
“As Sarah has indicated, she was detained by the Dallas Police Department on November 13 for the alleged crime of being pregnant and the subsequent refusal to provide an abortion,” the statement read.
“After being released, Sarah immediately contacted the ACLU for help in securing legal representation and subsequently filed a federal lawsuit against the Dallas police department.
As Sarah has said, she has since been harassed by the officers, and the officers have retaliated against her for speaking out about her experience.”
Sarah’s case is just one of a number of incidents where the Texas police department has been accused of excessive force.
The department also used excessive force against two unarmed Black people last year.
In November, Dallas police officer William Bostic fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old man after he allegedly tried to grab a Taser.
Bostic was later charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misconduct in office.
A jury convicted Bostic of manslaughter and misconduct.
He was fired from the department in February after the city council voted to terminate his employment.
In May, Dallas Police Officer Brian Rice shot and killed 19-year old Antonio Jones, who had been trying to rob a bank, when he mistakenly thought he had a gun.
Rice later claimed that he acted in self-defense.
In January, a video showed police officers arresting a woman and handcuffing her in a van after she was pulled over for failing to signal.
A witness later described the incident as a “fatal mistake.”
The Dallas police have also been accused by a federal judge of committing unconstitutional police misconduct.
The city is currently suing the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and Public Safety for allegedly violating the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution by using excessive force and violating the right to a fair trial.
“We are very concerned that Dallas Police officers are abusing their power, and that they are violating the rights of our clients,” said Austin lawyer and civil rights attorney Josh Rosenbaum.
“When police use deadly force on citizens, they are putting people’s lives in danger.
We are very grateful to the ACLU, the Texas Public Defender Association, and our legal team for working so hard to defend our clients.”
In addition to the civil lawsuit against Dallas, Sarah’s attorneys are pursuing a criminal complaint against Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the department’s chief administrative officer, and former Dallas Police Captain Matthew Lee.
Sarah’s attorney, Austin attorney John Burris, told the Associated Press that Sarah should have been allowed to go home.
He said, “If Sarah has been mistreated, she shouldn’t be allowed to come home.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.