New York City pays $ 610,000 to a woman forced to give birth in HANDCUFFS after the police reluctantly removed her ankle cuffs for delivery and had to give her first feed with one arm
- The city of New York has agreed to pay a settlement of $ 610,000 to a Bronx woman who was forced to give birth in handcuffs in February 2018.
- The woman, mentioned as Jane Doe in the court case, was forced to give birth while she was handcuffed and her ankle cuffs had reduced her moments before giving birth.
- The woman, then 27, was arrested for violating a guardianship warrant for children, imprisoned and then transferred to the Montefiore Medical Center
- Doctors pleaded with agents to remove the restrictions that could threaten the health of mother and baby
- Agents responded that the NYPD policy was to keep the buoys
- The police took the ankle cuffs before the birth and then put them on
- The mother was forced to feed her newborn child with only one arm as a result of the cuffs
- The closure of a pregnant woman in police custody or prison was prohibited in New York State in 2009
New York City has agreed to pay a settlement of $ 610,000 to a woman who was forced to give birth in handcuffs in February 2018.
The Bronx woman, mentioned as Jane Doe in her lawsuit, went hours after she was arrested on February 7, 2018, and had to be handcuffed the next day.
The closure of a pregnant woman in police custody or prison was prohibited in New York State in 2009. The policy was further updated in 2015 with a ban on the use of all restrictions for pregnant women.
The woman, then 27, was arrested in the Bronx County Family Court for violating an order for protection in a custody dispute with her former partner, her lawyer Katherine Rosenfeld told CNN.
The city of New York has agreed to pay a settlement of $ 610,000 to a woman who was forced to give birth in handcuffs in February 2018. File of a detained woman above
Because she was forty weeks pregnant at the time, the following morning she was released from prison on February 8 at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, with metal cuffs on her wrists and cuffs around her feet that tied her legs around the ankle.
Once in the hospital, doctors asked agents to remove the restrictions that said it could endanger the woman and the child, the complaint said.
Doctors appealed to the police supervisor and said the shackles were dangerous for mother and child. Officers who responded and said the NYPD policy was to keep her chained.
& # 39; While in custody with the NYPD, Mrs. Doe never bothered, resisted, or acted in a way that would even support the use of restrictions remotely, & # 39; said the charge.
& # 39; Madam. Doe was terrified of herself and her baby, & he adds.
The doctors protested repeatedly and the officers removed her caged minutes before giving birth, but then put the cuffs back after she delivered the child.
The woman gave birth in February 2018 at the Montefiore Medical Center. Doctors begged NYPD officers to remove her handcuffs and cuffs, but they refused. Eventually they removed the ankle clasps just before birth and then put them back on
She was forced to feed her baby with only one arm, and while still chained, she was taken back to the hospital.
& # 39; These events are scorched in Mrs. Doe's memory. She experiences nightmares and relives the trauma time and time again, & the complaint added.
& # 39; Jane Doe experienced a horrific violation of her rights by the NYPD during one of the most intimate moments in a woman's life, & # 39; her lawyer Rosenfeld said USA Today.
& # 39; The NYPD owes Mrs. Doe a public apology for this incident, but the payment of this arrangement and the review of her policy should serve that feature & # 39 ;, she added.
& # 39; This arrangement, which includes a major reform of the NYPD Patrol Guide, was only possible because our client insisted from day one that she wanted to make sure that what happened to her would never happen to another woman in New York, & # 39; said Chadran.
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