Cop involved in Petito’s traffic stop: Laundrie was emotionally dangerous
by MLC Posted on March 3, 2023
The story is about a traffic stop in Utah in August 2021 Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie takes a wild new turn.
The former couple was on a national park tour when they were caught by the Moab County Sheriff’s Department.
A bystander claimed to have seen Laundrie hit Petito and reported a domestic violence incident. Traffic was stopped on August 12, 2021.
Moab County police are facing new pressure from Gabby Petito’s family
An outside investigation found that the two responding officers in Moab, UT, made several mistakes.
On November 3, 2022, Petito’s parents and legal team filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab, Utah Police Department.
An attorney for the family, James W. McConkie, also announced that Gabby’s family has found new information that one of the police officers, Eric Pratt, who spoke to their daughter during the traffic stop, is accused of having a history of domestic abuse.
“(Pratt) was a domestic abuser who used authority and the threat of physical violence to control and intimidate sexual partners,” said another Petito family attorney, Brian Stewart.
Officer Pratt was “biased” and “overlooked Gabby.”
He believes the officer was “basically biased and probably ignored Gabby.”
Her parents amended the lawsuit, saying Officer Pratt said Laundrie “appeared to be a mental and emotional bully” but was treated as the victim, not the aggressor.
“Officer Pratt also admitted, ‘I thought he was an emotional threat to her.’ I thought he was a mental threat to her. Similarly, he alleges that during the traffic stop, he concluded that Brian “appeared to be a mental and emotional bully,”’ the amended complaint states.
The amendment also states, “Officer Pratt also colorfully admitted, “I know guys like that. Brian didn’t get away with anything for being cute. Brian displayed more red flags than a Chinese Communist rally.
Brian Laundrie was treated as the victim NOT the aggressor
Laundrie and Petito were separated for the evening, but were allowed to leave the next day.
About two weeks later, Petito’s parents believe that’s when Laundrie strangled him to death.
The amended complaint accuses Officer Pratt and other officers of failing to properly investigate the incident.
“Gabby’s murder could have been prevented if the officers had acted appropriately,” he claims.
Last month The explosion reported a leaked photo showing Petito bruised and bloodied.
The law firm Parker & McConkie first mentioned the photo’s existence in a November 2022 wrongful-death lawsuit against the Moab Police Department.
The disturbing photo was taken by Gabby shortly before cops pulled over her white convertible van for reckless driving. Laundrie was driving the car at the time of the traffic stop.
Gabby took a photo of the bruised and bloody face before the traffic stop!
Please be careful when viewing this photo.
“According to the available data, the picture was taken at 4:37 p.m., at or before the approximate time of the first emergency call,” the family’s lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the civil complaint, “Gabby took a photo of her injury showing blood on her nose and left eye.”
Gabby allegedly showed her injury to Moab Police Officer Eric Pratt.
Her family argues that Officer Pratt ignored her and “did nothing to investigate or document the injury.”