Transgender Woman Files Complaint Against MPD – Tom Powell

(Memphis) — Lonnie Sharp is a transgender woman who lives her life as Kiare Newsom. She has for more than two decades. She says she’s faced some struggles along the way, but nothing like what she experienced during a traffic stop last week.

She and her boyfriend were pulled over at Austin Peay and I-40 on May 12th. Police say they pulled her over because she didn’t have proper tags. Newsom says what the officers did to her was improper. “I’ve never been called so many fa****, punk, sissy,” she says. “It has destroyed me mentally and physically.”