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Woman sues Akron police over daughter's broken arm

Published: Thu, March 28, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A million-dollar lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an unruly middle-school girl who suffered a broken arm while being restrained by a police officer in Ohio.

The amended federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by Sandra Williams on behalf of her 14-year-old daughter names the Akron police chief and six officers, including the one involved in the Oct. 26 incident.

The lawsuit claims her civil rights were violated. It asks for at least $1 million in punitive damages and at least $75,000 in compensatory damages.

The officer was reassigned, but the district said that was no judgment on whether he did anything wrong. The incident was captured on video.

The police department referred questions to the city law department, which didn’t immediately comment in response to a message today.


1paulydel(1607 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

This story is incomplete. Not enough information to find out how it happened.

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2Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Civil Rights violated? 1 million in punitive damages? $75,000 in compensatory damages? All for this little future hoodlum! If anything this little troublemaker and her idiot mother should be charged for stupidity! Act like a human and none of this would happen......

""On Jan. 9, only days after the newspaper’s story about the security video, Tamika Williams was arrested at Litchfield middle school — the third school in the district she has attended this academic year — for allegedly assaulting a fellow student and a teacher.""

""There were no reported injuries, but police arrested the teen on two counts of juvenile delinquency by reason of assault — one a felony, one a misdemeanor.""

""He said the teen “has had a history of violence and was basically being destructive before this incident happened. And the officer ironically gave her a big break by not charging her criminally, hoping that the school system would take care of it that way.”

But the teen became “angry and confrontational, so the officer was required to subdue her,” Hlynsky said.""

He said there apparently is evidence of some discussions between the teen and fellow students “that she had injured that arm before this incident.”

""A small section of the school security video of the Jennings incident, he noted, “doesn’t tell a complete story. It only tells a fraction of the story,” Hlynsky said."

""Hlynsky said Morgan has returned to Jennings, continuing to provide security at the school, “because they love him there.”


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