June 19, 2013
NYPD Accused of Hospitalizing, Handcuffing Brooklyn Woman
Posted on Mar 12, 2013
A Brooklyn landlord says New York City cops broke her leg and shackled her to a hospital bed for 17 days amid a wrongful arrest in her apartment building, the New York Post reports.
Karen Brim, 42, claims in a lawsuit that an officer threw her to the ground after she identified herself as the owner of a building in the Flatbush neighborhood. After she was arrested, the cops brought her to Kings County Hospital where her lawyer says she was hand- and ankle-cuffed to her bed in between multiple surgeries.
The officers involved said Brim grew violent after they questioned her in a hallway she was cleaning. They had chased four youths into the building on what they claimed was a suspicion of trespassing. Brim said the officers lied.
Timothy Reilly, the officer who allegedly tussled with Brim, was accused of “forcibly” dragging a man from a restaurant last year, leading to minor injuries. The man won a $10,000 settlement with the city in January.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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