A former DeWitt police officer that had been accused in a road-rage incident was acquitted by a jury Tuesday after a two-day trial in Scott County.
Tamii Jo Gordy, 36, of Long Grove, had faced a charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon stemming from the Feb. 14 incident.
Gordy had been accused of displaying her handgun and a canister of pepper spray toward a vehicle that cut her off in the 5500 block of Utica Ridge Road in Davenport. According to police reports, a 911 caller whose wife was driving a vehicle with the Moline, Ill., couple’s two young children in the back seat claimed another driver had threatened them and had said she would run their license plate to get their address.
Gordy had told police the other driver had pulled in front of her vehicle on Utica Ridge Road, and said the male passenger “flipped her off” when she passed their vehicle. The couple followed Gordy to the parking lot at a Hy-Vee store in Davenport.
Gordy told police the male passenger started to get out of his car in a threatening manner, and she said she then displayed the butt of her handgun and the canister of pepper spray. Gordy, who was not on duty at the time of the incident, resigned from the DeWitt Police Department on the heels of an internal investigation into the altercation.