Two NYPD cops wrestled a woman to the ground and tased her in the crotch while she was celebrating her birthday with a group of friends in the Lower East Side last year, a new lawsuit alleges.
J. Danee Sergent claims in the suit that she was near Delancey Street and Clinton Street at about 3 a.m. last September when a group of cops showed up and “began questioning people of color.”
Sergent then sarcastically told the cops to “go protect the white people,” according to the suit.
Two of the cops became incensed, the suit states, and grabbed Sergent, pulling her sweatshirt over her head so that it choked her.
One of the cops then pulled a Taser, aimed it at Sergent’s crotch, and zapped her with it, the suit states.
“Once the plaintiff was on the ground, the defendants placed her in handcuffs,” the suit states.
The cops then loaded Sergent into a police car and brought her to a precinct. At the stationhouse, they determined she needed medical attention for the taser and brought her to a hospital, according to the suit.
“The taser prongs were removed, but Plaintiff was not provided any means of covering the puncture wounds and was thrown into a filthy cell overnight with open wounds,” the suit states.
Charges against Sergent were eventually dropped after the ordeal, the suit states.
She’s seeking unspecified damages and a jury trial.
A rep for the City Law Department said they will “thoroughly review the case.”
The NYPD did not immediately return a request for comment.