Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cops roughed up and handcuffed a student for using her own MetroCard

New York – Cops roughed up and handcuffed a Harlem student after mistakenly believing that the 15-year-old was too old to use a student MetroCard, the teen claims.

And now the NYPD has opened an investigation into the allegation, the Daily News has learned.

Alexis Sumpter, 15, wasn’t arrested or given a summons during the interaction – but she says she was shaken and humiliated by the experience.

“They called me liar,” she remembers. “Then they grabbed me by my arms and flung me up the stairs. I kept saying, I’m only 15 – why are you guys doing this?

“They said they didn’t owe me an explanation,” she said. Full Article

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