Georgia Cop And Police Chief Sued After Beaten Pregnant Woman Suffers Miscarriage
A Georgia police officer beat a pregnant woman so hard that she ended up having a miscarriage because he did not like the ‘tone’ she was speaking in, a new lawsuit has alleged.
In the $50,000-plus suit, Kenya Harris, says she was called to Albany Police Department (APD) in West Oglethorpe Boulevard in May 2011 after her young son was arrested on unspecified charges.
But after waiting for five hours, she informed officer Ryan Jenkins that she had other children to take care of at home and needed to leave. However, Jenkins reportedly reacted in a ‘hostile’ manner.
He ‘stated that he did not appreciate the tone in which she was communicating with him, and further stated that if she continued he would take her head and “put it to the floor”,’ the suit says.
Shortly after, Harris tried again to explain that she needed to leave – at which point, Jenkins followed through on his threat with the compliance of another officer, Richard Brown Jr, it is claimed.
Jenkins reportedly grabbed the expectant mother by the neck, before ‘slamming her to the ground’, causing her to fall unconscious. When she woke up, Jenkins was sitting on her, the suit states.
‘Defendant Officer Jenkins, without provocation, grabbed plaintiff, who weighs less than one hundred twenty (120) pounds, by her neck and slammed her to the ground,’ it reads.
Guess this cop feared that this 120 pound pregnant woman was going to take his life…
After making bail the next day, Harris traveled to Phoebe Convenient Care in Dawson Road, where she discovered she had suffered a miscarriage due to the beating, the suit states.
She was also treated for ‘severe physical’ injuries, including a knee contusion, neck spasms, muscle pain and bruising to her body, the document, filed in Federal Court, claims.
Now, Harris is suing Jenkins and Brown, as well as Police Chief John Proctor, for the excessive force, assault, battery and emotional distress that she allegedly suffered at the department.
Hope she sees every red cent.
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