According to a Russian satellite network report on the 22nd, a woman in Colorado, USA, was dragged naked to prison when she was arrested at home a few years ago and now won $2.4 million in compensation in court.
According to the Denver Post, the woman named Caroline O’Neal was taken to prison “without clothes” and sat in a restraint chair for several hours.
For being illegally arrested a few years ago, O’Neill filed a lawsuit, and Fremont County paid her $2.4 million.
According to the newspaper, in May 2014, a Fremont County police officer received police and later went to the apartment where O’Neill lived and “go an inspection for fear that she might hurt herself”.
Although O’Neill told the officer that she had no intention to hurt herself and that she was naked and preparing to take a shower, the officer entered her house with the key and arrested her.
According to the report, O’Neill, who was undressed at that time, was taken all the way to prison and sat in the restraint chair for several hours.
The police used a taser on her twice during the interrogation.
O’Neill was charged with disturbing the law and resisting arrest, but these charges were later dropped.
David Lane, O’Neill’s lawyer, said, “This is a heinous case.
Law enforcement officials who thought they were above the law were severely beaten by a jury.
Unfortunately, it cost Fremont County taxpayers a lot of money.”
Last year, after O’Neill sued the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the jury initially awarded her $3.6 million, but a federal judge later reduced the amount to about $2.1 million.
Both parties appealed the judgment, and Fremont County finally agreed to withdraw the appeal and reached a settlement for $2.4 million.