Woman sues Akron police over daughter's broken arm
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.