Woman demands $ 5 million in a lawsuit for a drunken cop who broke into her house and shouting an N-word
On Wednesday, an African-American Conese Halliburton, resident of Neshville filed a lawsuit for $ 5 million against a police officer who, in 2018, while intoxicated, burst into her house and shouted racial insults at the whole family.
“While visiting Nashville for a bachelor party in 2018, Michael Reynolds, who is white, kicked in Halliburton's door and screamed that he would "break every f------ bone" in her neck and called her and her children the N-word,” according to the lawsuit, reports ABCNews.
"Approximately eight minutes after invading Ms. Halliburton's home, terrorizing Ms. Halliburton and her minor children, hurling racial slurs at them, and threatening them with deadly force, Officer Reynolds casually returned to the Airbnb where he was staying when it became clear to him that police were about to arrive," the lawsuit said. "Upon leaving Ms. Halliburton's home, a companion of Officer Reynolds yelled out and asked him: 'Did you make her strip?'"
It is reported that for this misconduct, Michael Reynolds was sentenced to only 15 days in prison and three years probation. Also, according to official information, Reynolds earlier this month left the service in the New York police.
Amid the bias of the police against the black population of New York, thousands of people have repeatedly organized pickets and marches on the streets of the city. ABCNews also reports that more than 10 thousand people signed a petition in support of Conese Halliburton.
"He will receive no pension or health benefits, nor will he be allowed to carry a firearm," the NYPD said in a statement after the resignation. "His actions are wholly inconsistent with the values and standards the New York City Police Department expects and demands of its officers."
The lawsuit claims compensation of $ 3.75 million for punitive damages and $ 1.25 million in compensation.