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Thursday, April 22, 2021

An African American woman who says her wrists and ankles were shackled by police for hours while she was in active labor at a hospital has settled with the City of New York and its police department.

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FTA: "She filed the suit against the city of New York and several New York Police Department officers anonymously in October, seeking damages for emotional distress, a violation of her civil rights, punitive damages, attorney fees and costs.

In court Wednesday, a US district magistrate judge for the Eastern District of New York approved a $750,000 settlement for the woman and her baby. The settlement stipulates it is not an admission by the defendants that they violated the woman's rights."

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-22 05:01 AM | Reply

"The NYPD arresting officers knew that (she) was extremely pregnant, remarking on it to her as they took her into custody," the lawsuit said. "There was no urgent need to arrest (her) that day."

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-22 05:01 AM | Reply

FTA: "It was a lady next to me in the next cell. She was talking to me the whole time, she was hearing me in pain. She kept timing it for me," the woman told CNN. "But everybody was at a Christmas party and nobody was to be found -- to the point of where I basically got attention (only) on the next shift. That really made me feel like they didn't care."

"She told CNN she was in so much pain that she couldn't stand. According to the suit, when she told a female officer she needed medical care, the officer allegedly told her to lie down on a holding cell bench and remove her pants and undergarments so she could conduct an "inspection." The officer then inspected the woman's "------- area," according to the suit."

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-22 05:05 AM | Reply

"Restraining any pregnant woman has been illegal in the state of New York since 2015, when an existing law was amended to cover all pregnant women, including an eight-week postpartum period."

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-22 05:07 AM | Reply

Stupid ------------- don't even know their own laws. Why am I not surprised by this.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-22 05:08 AM | Reply

In court Wednesday, a US district magistrate judge for the Eastern District of New York approved a $750,000 settlement for the woman and her baby. The settlement stipulates it is not an admission by the defendants that they violated the woman's rights."

#1 | POSTED BY MADSCIENTIST

No one just gives away $750,000 unless they have to.

"Here is $750,000 but we didn't do anything wrong!"

Sure. Ok Vern.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-04-22 11:29 AM | Reply

One sad part is that the $ comes out of the taxpayers and not out of the hide of any cops.

#7 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-04-22 01:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

At least it cost Bill O'Lielly $10,000,000 out of his own pocket for not doing anything wrong.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-22 01:58 PM | Reply

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