Model and Urban Bush Babes blogger Cipriana Quann says she was falsely arrested by NYPD cops. The 37-year-old claims the incident went down on May 2nd, at nightspot Verboten in Williamsburg. The New York Daily News reports,
she apparently got in the way of police officers trying to arrest a drug suspect.
Quann had nothing to do with the buy-and-bust – but she was allegedly shoved from behind by an NYPD lieutenant wearing a raid jacket, she claims in a lawsuit.
“Can you please watch where you are pushing. … I am a woman,” Quann told the lieutenant, who is identified in the lawsuit as Stephen Conforti.
That’s when Quann claims she was grabbed by cops who held her arms, frisked her and snapped on handcuffs.
The suit, filed Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court, states that Quann spent 24 hours in police custody before she decided not to fight the charges and reluctantly “agreed to accept an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for disorderly conduct.”
Last month, Quann’s criminal case was dismissed and sealed. The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages for false arrest and an unlawful stop-and-frisk. [New York Daily News]