Philadelphia policeman issues a ticket to a woman for breastfeeding in her own car
An internal investigation was launched into a Philadelphia policeman who, disgusted, ordered a “breastfeeding” woman to "cover up" at the Philadelphia airport.
According to Caroline New, she arrived at the airport to meet her sister. At one point, the baby cried and the woman decided that it was time for feeding.
“So, I did what any new mom would do and saw that she needed to feed, so I started breastfeeding her,” New said.
While in the parking lot, Caroline New started feeding her baby in her car and it was at that moment that a policeman approached her. Looking inside the car, and according to the woman, groaned in disgust and told the woman to stop or cover something with her chest.
“My window was down. I could hear him audibly groan in disgust, and he came up to the window and told me to cover up,” she said. “I was humiliated.”
According to the testimony of the victim, when she asked him to introduce himself, he turned and handed the ticket due to improper parking. After this incident, New filed a complaint explaining the officer’s deed as a reaction to what she saw breastfeeding and refusal to stop doing it.
According to the laws of Philadelphia, nursing mothers do not have restrictions on feeding a baby.