Woman sent to psych ward because police didn’t believe BMW was hers breaks silence
Kamilah Brock spent eight days in a psych ward because the New York police didn’t believe her when she said that she was the owner of a BMW.
This year, Brock filed a suit against the city for violation of her constitutional rights, saying that she suffered “unwanted and unwarranted intrusion of her personal integrity, loss of liberty [and] mental anguish.”
The incident, which Brock described as a “nightmare,” began when she was pulled over after she pulled up to a traffic light. She was playing the music in her car loudly, and when the officer approached her, she was asked why she had been driving without her hands on the wheel.
“I said I was dancing, I am at a light,” Brock told PIX11. “He asked me to get out of the car.”
She was taken into custody and held for several hours without being charged for anything. Then, she was told that she would have to come back the next day to pick up her car.
When she came the next day and said she was there to pick up her BMW, that’s when things went wrong.
“I just felt like from the moment I said I …read more
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