Cousins v. Oronson
MEMORANDUM OPINION re: Deft's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Claude M. Hilton on 01/10/17. (pmil, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
RONNIE MATTHEW COUSINS,
Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-01505
JUSTIN R. ARONSON,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Defendant's Motion
for Summary Judgment.
On July 12, 2012, Justin R. Aronson ("Defendant"), who was
then a sergeant with the Chesterfield County Police Department,
was dispatched to the scene of a hit and run accident. At the
scene. Defendant found an injured woman named Tenisha Towns
("Towns"), who reported that her black, male friend had crashed
into a guardrail and then left her on the side of the road after
the crash while he fled north in the car.
While Defendant spoke with Towns, he observed that her cell
phone was ringing continuously. Towns identified the caller as
her male friend who had just been driving the vehicle that had
crashed into the guardrail. She allowed Defendant to answer one
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