Woman accuses Phoenix officer of pointing gun at her; internal investigation underway

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 21:36:04-04

The Phoenix Police Department is launching an internal investigation after one of their own is accused of pointing a gun at a woman.

The alleged victim called ABC15 and explained that the plain clothes officer wasn't wearing a uniform when he hit her car and then pulled a gun on her.

"I was scared," Timera Quinn said. "I never had a weapon drawn to me ever!"

Sunday night was a wild ride of emotions.

At first, she said she was focused — following the driver she claimed jerked back into her car near the Loop 101 and Camelback Road.

"When we got here, we seen (sic) a male and woman looking at the back of they car," Quinn explained. "So, that's what notified us that it was them."

Then, Quinn was upset. She said her cousin who was with her in the car walked over to the officer without knowing who he was.

"He was like, "Hey...why did you hit us and leave?' and they were going back and forth," Quinn described. "And he's like, 'I didn't hit you — you hit me!'

DPS told ABC15 they were called to the scene but it was the passenger in the off-duty officer's car.

"From what I was told, she [the passenger] said that she felt threatened for whatever reason," Quinn said. "I don't know."

Quinn said the off-duty officer, at first had told them he did not want to call the police. But, she said, something changed as she noticed him running up to their car when they went to leave the gas station.

"When he pushed me, I defended myself," Quinn said. "That's when he drew his weapon."

She said that the off-duty officer told her to get back in the car; identifying himself as an officer.

Quinn claims that was the first time he had ever done so. But, she said she did listen to him.

Phoenix Police and DPS came on scene shortly after.

Phoenix Police said they have that internal investigation ongoing now. The department told ABC15, the officer is still working and will continue to do so, unless that report proves otherwise.

Quinn said she hopes the review ends in his firing.