Woman files suit against Suffolk police over alleged excessive force

October 5, 2016

Channel 12 News

Nyeira Fulton says county police pulled her over on a Deer Park street and forcefully pulled from her car. (10/5/16)

 

DEER PARK - A 22-year-old woman who was arrested for fleeing police and resisting arrest has filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County police, claiming they used excessive force against her.

 

Nyeira Fulton says county police pulled her over on a Deer Park street and forcefully pulled her from her car.

 

"What we have on video is proof positive that the police acted excessively, with too much force, and that is why we have a civil rights violation," says her attorney Tom Liotti.

Suffolk County police say Fulton was driving recklessly with a suspended registration and failed to get out of the car.

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