A Black woman who says her wrists and ankles were shackled by police for hours w…


A Black 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. The woman was arrested two days past her due date in 2018 on a misdemeanor assault charge that was later dismissed and sealed, her attorneys told CNN. She filed the suit anonymously in October, seeking damages for emotional distress, a violation of her civil rights, punitive damages, attorney fees and costs. In court Wednesday, a judge 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.⁠

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  1. Where was she going to run off to while in labor, that they needed to shackle both her wrist and ankle? Common sense doesn’t seem a quality police are required to possess.

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