According to The Associated Press, three Seattle police officers have been cleared in a 2004 incident involving use of a stun gun on a pregnant African-American woman.

A federal appeals court ruled April 9 that the officers, Steven Daman, Juan Ornelas and Donald Jones, had the right to use the stun gun on Malaika Brooks after she refused to sign a speeding ticket.

The report said Brooks was driving her son to Seattle’s African American Academy when she was pulled over for doing 32 miles per hour in a school zone. She said the car in front of her was speeding and refused to sign the ticket. Instead of issuing the ticket, the officers decided to arrest Brooks. When she refused to exit her car, Brooks was tasered three times – once in the thigh, shoulder and neck. Officers then dragged the pregnant woman out of her vehicle and placed her face-down on the street.

Brooks gave birth to a healthy baby boy two months after the incident, but still has scarring from being stunned. She sued the officers for violating her constitutional rights, and at the time, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones said Brooks’ rights were clearly violated.?

But in a 2-1 ruling April 9, Judges Cynthia Holcomb Hall and Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain said officers were justified because Brooks resisted arrest. They will face no charges or further disciplinary action relating to the case.