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Personal injury: Woman sues officers for brutality

Most people would attest to being nervous and overwhelmed on the first day of work on a new job. A Florida woman's first day was more than just overwhelming. She ended up being arrested and beaten as others stood by and watched. She has recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the police officers involved, her brief employer and the supervising sheriff.

The woman had reported to a gentleman's club for her first day of work prior to her arrest and beating. Apparently, she enjoyed some alcohol while on-the-job and became more intoxicated than the club allowed. She was asked to leave, but in the process, she was allegedly barred from removing her purse. Her purse apparently was locked up in a DJ's booth and contained her personal phone, keys, identification and Social Security card. A police officer was called to remove her from the premises.

The woman was placed under arrest for trespassing and resisting arrest. Unaware that he was being filmed, the officer began to beat the woman while she was in handcuffs. The dash cam video also recorded the officer throwing the woman down on the ground as other officers watched. His police report left out details recorded in the video, and allegedly, the woman was further abused at the police station. Not only was the woman allegedly denied her right to an attorney, but she was apparently beaten until she was unconscious.

The officer who beat the woman was fired, but the woman is upset with the fact that many other officers did not intervene to stop the unnecessary brutality. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Florida, she has filed a lawsuit against the officer, the officers who watched the beating, the supervising Sheriff and the owner of the gentleman's club. Other victims of brutality or abuse could also benefit from the advice of an attorney for possible legal recourse when appropriate. 

Source:, "Lawsuit filed by dancer beaten by officer looks for retribution from Jacksonville sheriff, others", Joe Daraskevich, Nov. 24, 2017

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