The editor-in-chief of the popular blog Urban Bush Babes is suing the New York Police Department after she says officers falsely arrested her outside a Brooklyn nightclub.
Cipriana Quann, 37, was handcuffed and placed in police custody for 24 hours following the May 2 incident, the New York Daily Mail reports. While walking into Verboten, a Williamsburg club, Quann “got in the way” of police attempting to arrest a drug suspect. When an NYPD lieutenant shoved Quann from behind, she asked the law enforcement officer to be more careful.
From the Daily News:
“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.”
Quann, a model who has also appeared in Vogue, Gap and a number of other blogs and publications, was not in any way involved in the arrest of the drug suspect.
Her criminal case was dismissed last month, the Daily News reports.
The suit, filed on Monday, seeks unspecified monetary damages for the arrest and unlawful stop-and-frisk.
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