PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)--An attorney for one of the alleged victims of now-former trooper Tremaine Jackson said his client is traumatized.
"She's very traumatized. It makes her much more concerned about police officers and being pulled over," said attorney Marc Victor.
We do not know the identity of the person Victor represents, but he said she was the first person to complain to DPS about Jackson's alleged behavior during a traffic stop. He said she didn't know there were other victims at the time.
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"It was something she reflected on about felt like it was her duty really to the community to report this," Victor said.
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Court records describe incidents dating back to last fall. Jackson is accused of holding victims for up to two hours, bargaining with them for sex acts, nude photos and their social media accounts to avoid a ticket or jail time.
"It was also about, really, racism. She is a Latina and he made some horribly racist comments about Latino people," Victor said.
Victor said his client felt re-victimized when she was initially called by troopers investigating this case.
"They started asking her questions about how she was dressed and whether she felt she was dressed in a provocative manner, such that it would be more justified for the trooper to say the things that he said, which, to me, is such an outrage," Victor said.
We reached out to DPS. Kameron Lee of DPS responded with the following statement:
I was able to clarify a couple of things on this. First, the traffic stop with the victim didn’t happen until May so she could not have reported him prior to that (April, as claimed). Second, Our Internal Affairs investigators did not ask how she was dressed during the stop. This was confirmed after they reviewed the interview with her.
The first person to take the complaint from this victim was a patrol supervisor. He did speak to the victim but does not remember asking her what clothing she was wearing and surely had no intent to make her feel other than a victim. Once the information was gathered, it was forwarded to Internal Affairs.
We are grateful for the victim’s courage to come forward—her courage was extremely helpful with this case.