Assaulted mother needs 3rd surgery
My cousin has been trying to get her story national for a year but she has not had the connections. She did make local news here but still nothing has been done to the officer.
She was assaulted by an off duty officer while at a gas station in Aug of 2013. The officer became irate with her for no reason at all when she parked wrong and even after she moved, he continued to be aggressive and wouldn't allow her to go in the store.
The officer then started accusing her of being drunk. She volunteered to take a breathalyzer test 3 times explaining that she doesn't drink and that her son was in the backseat, but the officer would not give her one.
She felt threatened and asked for a back up officer. When he refused to call, she returned to her car and called herself. She explained to him before she walked away that she was waiting for police to arrive because his behavior scared her.
While on the phone with police, the officer snatched her out of the car by her arm and starting handcuffing her. Her son was in the car screaming and so was she, but the officer did not stop. He purposly pulled her arm as hard as he could after she told him she had surgery on that same arm a year ago.
The officer then proceeded to threaten her son and her both while dragging her by her arm to his car. Telling her that she was going to jail and, that her son was going to the home of the innocents.
Her shoulder was completely separated as a result of his excessive use of force and he caused an even worse injury than she had in the past. She had surgery Oct 2013 and extensive therapy for almost a year.
She found out Aug 2014 she needed an additional surgery (stability surgery) because her shoulder now won't stay in place. She has been fighting for her rights in our city and had to leave Kentucky to find a surgeon for this next operation.
She has recently found out she has nerve damage in her neck and shoulder. She has been virtually handicapped from this. Even walking has become difficult due to pain in her shoulder, neck and back.
She can no longer use her left arm and she has lost nearly everything she owns since she cannot work or finish school because of constant pain and the inablity to use her arm.
She has not been able to earn income since Aug 2013. She was forced to leave her home and sell most of it's contents due to no income. I was not sure of an amount to put on here. This next surgery and all other medical bills, travel expenses and legal fees she will have to pay out of pocket. Any donation is appreciated.
This page and corresponding account are linked directly to her and is in her name. Everything I'm saying can be verified. You can Google her name to see the video, news coverage, or go to her Facebook page to see everything. Thank you!
I am still unable to work. It will be 3 years this August and still have not been approved for Social Security Disability. Donations are all I have coming in to keep a roof over our heads. I also am left to pay all medical bills until my case is settled.
I have an injury to a very rare spot, the Latissimus dorsi. Also the Teres Major/ Minor has an injury. This is an area people generally don't injure. Because I was attacked with so much force, this large muscle is torn.
Because of the injury being so rare, most doctors have not seen an injury of this type. For that reason it has been a challenge to find a doctor skilled enough to perform reconstructive surgery and that has also seen an injury in these muscles.
Because of the injuries and the nerve damage, I am back to my original state before my 2nd surgery. Unable to walk, sit or stand more than a few minutes without severe pain. Also, I am still unable to lift or use my arm.
The process to get the right surgeon to ensure this is my last surgery, is costly. I am traveling to facilities out of state with top of the line doctors on my quest to be healed.
I appreciate all the support.
We need to demand that police violence come to an end. I as shoved to the ground by a Detroit police officer for saying that it was not necessary to push people at a peaceful protest. This too was ruled "not excessive use of force." However if we so much as touch an officer it is a felony.
This is outrageous and it needs to stop the behavior of the police officers begin able to mishandle people just because they feel they can get away with it and actually are. No Loyalty to the citizen - They are hiring assassins not protectors
I'm sorry for your pain and suffering ,and I hope you MAKE THEM PAY!The only way this police brutality shit is gonna change is through violence or financially crippling these jackboot wearing pigs.
This should NEVER happen in this country. The police are going to get a BIG suprise when we start FIGHTING BACK! I am contributing and sharing this.
Praying for you and son that justice prevails and you get back everything the enemy stole from you. Remember GOD has the final say!