Several reports across the state that the Iowa Attorney General wishes to have a lawsuit dismissed from a truck driver from South Dakota against the Iowa Department of Transportation.
The Individual.com story reports:
David Howard, 71, of Sioux Falls, filed the suit in August claiming he was assaulted by DOT officer Darrell Wiegand during a traffic stop four years ago. Wiegand is the same officer a Fort Madison couple allege to have harassed and menaced them during a traffic stop earlier this year.
The AG's argument: "In addition, a state employee, like officer Wiegand, is similarly immune from such claims."
The Burlington Hawkeye has more on this story here and here.