The Sanders Firm, P.C. Logo 880 x 231

Shooting Victim Unlawfully Detained For Five Days by the NYPD Inside of the 73rd Precinct

Posted on October 27, 2011- by

A stray-bullet victim says she was held prisoner for five days at the 73rd Precinct because detectives didn’t believe her story about the shooting.

Takesha Griffin, 35, said she was handcuffed to a bench in the squad room or locked in a filthy holding cell at the 73rd Precinct stationhouse during a spirit-shattering stretch last month. Cops asked her repeatedly if she was ready to cough up the real story.

“They wanted me to lie,” said Griffin, whose lawyer filed a notice of claim on Tuesday. “It was like ‘The Twilight Zone.’ ”

During her lengthy confinement, Griffin said she urinated on herself when no one was available to escort her to the bathroom. She was also denied a sanitary napkin.

Read more



Subscribe to Newsletter

Contact Us