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NYC Woman Who Gave Birth While Handcuffed Reaches Settlement with City, NYPD

HeadlineApr 23, 2021

In New York, a woman who had to go through labor while her wrists and ankles were shackled by police has settled for $750,000 with the city and the New York Police Department. The woman, who is African American, went into labor the day she was arrested and gave birth while handcuffed to a hospital bed, without her family or her doctor present. She sued for emotional distress and a violation of her civil rights.

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