• September 24, 2023

Police Allegedly Throw Black Woman Into Psych Ward Over BMW Car Dispute

A black New York woman is suing the city and a hospital after being injected with heavy drugs and forced to spend eight days in a psych ward – all because police did not believe she owned a BMW. She was slapped with a $13,000 hospital bill upon release.

Brock was pulled over by police on September 12, 2014, while waiting at a red light in Harlem, according to the lawsuit. An officer asked her why her hands were not on the steering wheel.

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She responded: “I was dancing, I am at a light.” She was asked to get out of the car and then taken into custody.


After arriving at NYPD’s 30th precinct, Brock was held for several hours and then released without charge, but was told she could only pick up her 2003 BMW 325Cl the following day.

However, ensuing events totally spiraled out of control – once Brock returned to ask for her car back, police officers refused to believe that the black woman could be the owner of such a luxurious vehicle.


“I just felt like from the moment I said I owned a BMW, I was looked at as a liar,” Brock told PIX 11. “They put me in handcuffs and said they just need to put me in handcuffs to take me to my car. And I said OK, whatever it’s gonna take to get to my car.”

“Then EMS approached me. And they said we’re gonna take you to your car. And I’m like, in an ambulance? I’m going to my car in an ambulance? I was just so confused.”

Her next destination, however, turned out to be the psychiatric ward at Harlem Hospital, where medical records revealed she was forced to take lithium and injected with powerful sedatives.

Read more at RT

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