Woman Sues Colonie Police Dept Over Civil Rights Violation
Starnasia McMillan is suing the Colonie Police department over an incident that happened in May of 2018.
According to Times Union
That night, she said all she did was tell her aunt she wanted to be alone. What she didn't know is that her aunt then called police fearing she was suicidal, Town Attorney Michael Magguilli said at a recent public meeting with town officials.
McMillan's lawsuit claims two officers unbelted McMillan and ripped her from the car, throwing her to the ground and handcuffing her behind her back. Her complaint said she suffered bruises to the entire right side of her body, including her shoulder, arm and legs.
It was only then, McMillan said, that the police officers told her they'd gotten a call for a wellbeing check. She said police told her she was uncooperative and "normal people don't act like that when they're pulled over."
"Maybe police officers should tell everyone what they're trying to pull you over for," she said. "I feel like it was wrong. It shouldn't happen at all."
That does not sound like a well-being check at all. I doubt this lady will win in court she wasn't arrested and already has a criminal record which will probably be used against her. Whether her rights were violated or not is up to the very same courts that would have to pay her. What do you think will happen?