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Woman With Fibromyalgia Sues Carlsbad Police Department For Excessive Use Of Force

Thursday 28 December 2017

 

From US news outlet KRQE News 13:

 

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Woman sues Carlsbad Police Department for excessive use of force

By Jeannie Nguyen
December 25, 2017
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CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman says a police officer from a southern New Mexico police department got unnecessarily rough with her, then made fun of her. Now, she’s suing.

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According to a lawsuit headed before a Federal Court Judge, Pauline Morales says she was helping her daughter move out of the home she once shared with her ex-boyfriend.

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Morales says she told Officer [Norman] Bowie she can’t walk very fast because she is disabled with fibromyalgia.

Officer Bowie rushed them anyway, at one point, pushing Morales out the front door so hard that she hurt her neck.

Morales says she continued to tell him about her disability, but he ignored it.

That was until Officer Bowie went to handcuff her and allegedly said, “You and your fibromyalgia are going to jail.”

 

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