This Is America: Woman Files Lawsuit Against NYPD Claiming They Forced Her To Give Birth While Handcuffed To Bed

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Bronx Woman Claims NYPD Wouldn’t Un-Handcuff Her While She Was Giving Birth

According to the NY Post, a lawsuit is claiming the NYPD forced a woman to give birth while shackled in handcuffs.

The Bronx woman(identified as Jane Doe) claims she went into labor while being detained in a police holding cell. She says police reportedly took her to Montefiore Medical Center where the incident occurred. They allegedly handcuffed her wrists to the bed and shackled her ankles.

The lawsuit details doctors warning the officers the “constraints were illegal under state law”. The woman says the experience “humiliated and traumatized her”.

The woman is seeking an unspecified amount for damages for violation of her civil rights and demands immediate changes to police department policy.

 

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