NYPD Accused Of Handcuffing Teenager To Pole For Seven Hours
NYPD cops have been accused of handcuffing a teenager to a pole after taking her into custody for allegedly skipping school.
In a report from New York Daily News, 15-year-old Lelani Pacific-Jack was given permission from her mother to leave early from Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, after experiencing painful menstrual cramps. However, Lelani was only a few feet outside the high school when two officers stopped her and asked for ID. During the police stop the teen sent a text to her mother, Danielle Pacific, which prompted Pacific to call her daughter and notify the officers via speakerphone that she was cleared to leave school for the rest of the day.
However, Lelani was still placed into an NYPD van and was taken to the 70th Precinct where she was reportedly handcuffed to a pole for seven hours.
“There was no reason for them to hold my daughter for six hours and 45 minutes handcuffed to a pole,” Pacific said. “They cannot get away with this, it’s unacceptable behavior. I hope to bring exposure to this behavior…If they are treating minors like this then how are they treating adults?”
The NYPD insisted that Lelani was with several other students who were all cutting school and all taken into custody. Following the incident the teen was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct after screaming, swearing and swinging at the officers.
Lelani was placed on probation without going before a judge, according to a court source.
Source: New York Daily News