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Euclid, OH — As soon as once more, the cops from what’s now turning into probably the most notorious departments within the nation are within the highlight. This time, the Euclid police division is being sued for humiliating an harmless girl by assaulting her after she’d simply gotten out of the bathe, then dragging her from her condo and refusing to let her placed on garments as they kidnapped her.
Tensions between police and residents in Euclid, Ohio have come to a head just lately after police killed an unarmed 23-year-old man over a marijuana roach and officers had been seen on video pulverizing another man over a suspended license, and, as TFTP reported final in November, beating the hell out of an harmless man after mistaking his colostomy bag for a weapon. Now, as this case reveals, even harmless girls in towels usually are not off limits.
The sufferer, 46-year-old Shajuan Grey was having a shower final march when she heard a knock at her door. She obtained out of the bathe, and when she answered the door, Grey discovered Euclid police officer James Aoki standing there, yelling at her.
“He began shouting he was bored with me, obtained complaints about me and to show down my music,” Grey stated. “Which I did as a result of at this level I’m flabbergasted. I’m shocked, like, what is that this about?”
Grey says she tried to adjust to the officer however then he simply “barged” into her condo with no warrant and commenced attacking her.
“As he’s slamming me and pushing me towards the freezer and fridge, he’s twisting my arms up in an uncomfortable place,” she stated. “I’m telling him then, ‘You’re hurting me. Why are you doing this to me? Please cease.’ ”
As Information Channel 5 reports, within the lawsuit, Grey alleged she was solely carrying a shower wrap on the time of the incident, and it fell off whereas Aoki assaulted her, exposing her chest. She claimed he wouldn’t enable her to dress earlier than he took her to the police division.
As a result of Akoi wasn’t carrying a physique digital camera, we don’t know precisely what occurred contained in the condo. Nonetheless, when one other officer arrived, they had been carrying one. That video confirmed Akoi dragging a distressed Grey down the steps, carrying solely a towel, begging the officer to permit her to placed on garments.
“So at this level, I’m screaming and yelling with all of the combined feelings happening, crying, simply in disbelief that this was occurring,” Grey stated. “[I was] humiliated, embarrassed, disrespected, all the things. Simply ashamed.”
As Akoi continues to pull the lady to the automobile, she continues to beg. However her pleas had been ignored.
“That is the purpose the place I’m asking him and telling him, ‘Please let me dress.’ And I’m nonetheless saying, ‘You’re hurting me.’ Nothing. This man had nothing in his eyes,” she stated. “It was simply the worst day of my life.”
Grey filed a grievance with the notoriously violent division who then promptly ‘investigated’ after which cleared themselves, blaming Grey for her therapy.
“You continued to withstand and the officer used the power essential to take you into custody,” the findings stated, partially. “It was unlucky that your turbulent conduct prompted you to have a wardrobe malfunction, though, in response to video footage and in opposition to your assertion, your high was up and your breasts weren’t uncovered while you had been escorted outdoors of the condo complicated in handcuffs.”
Regardless of the officer’s report, nevertheless, police didn’t have sufficient proof to convict Grey and he or she was acquitted of the costs filed towards which included resisting arrest, obstruction of official enterprise and noise violation expenses.
As Information Channel 5 reviews:
Her lawsuit, which alleges false arrest, malicious prosecution and extreme power, stated Grey suffered and continues to undergo bodily, emotional and psychological accidents, in addition to financial losses.
The accidents suffered by Grey had been “preventable” had Aoki “not engaged in unconstitutional conduct in violation of her basic rights,” the grievance stated.
As well as, the lawsuit alleges the Metropolis of Euclid did not “successfully” examine the incident or self-discipline Aoki for “unlawful conduct” and “false testimony.”
WEWS reviewed metropolis data and located Aoki has been concerned in 15 different incidents involving using power since 2016 — the eighth highest variety of any officer inside the police division.
Grey’s lawsuit was the sixth filed towards town for extreme power within the final two years.
Now, the taxpayers shall be held accountable for the disturbing actions of this public servant.