Target: Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo F. Obe, 28th Precinct, Harlem, NYC
Goal: Demand investigation into officers who allegedly falsely admitted a woman to the hospital due to racial profiling.
An African-American woman was allegedly recently brought to a mental hospital by police who did not believe she was the rightful owner of a BMW. Kamilah Brock, a banker from New York, was pulled over while stopped at a red light in Harlem. The officer who stopped her reportedly took her into police custody for “not having her hands on the steering wheel,” despite being stopped at a traffic light.
After spending several hours in police custody, Brock was allegedly released and told to return to the police station to pick up her car the next morning. Brock claims that upon returning to retrieve her car, the officer told her that he did not believe the car belonged to her. The officer then allegedly handcuffed her and summoned an ambulance, which transported her to the psychiatric ward of the Harlem hospital.
During her stay at the hospital, Brock was allegedly injected with powerful sedatives and forced to take lithium. She reported waking up to hospital staff removing her clothing in order to change her into a hospital gown. According to her lawyer, hospital staff repeatedly tried to get Brock to admit that the car did not belong to her and that she was not a banker.
The officers who allegedly detained Brock and refused to return her car to her exercised poor judgement, and the hospital staff who refused to listen to her despite no past history of mental health issues issued inadequate patient care. Sign the petition below to demand that an investigation is opened into the discriminatory treatment that Brock reportedly received.
Dear Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo F. Obe,
Kamilah Brock, an African American woman, was allegedly recently sent to the psychiatric ward at the Harlem hospital when police officers refused to believe she was the rightful owner of a BMW. The incident first begun when she was reportedly pulled over for not having her hands on the steering wheel while stopped at a red light. She was detained for several hours without charges, and was reportedly denied access to her car when she returned the next morning to retrieve it.
Ms. Brock was reportedly forced to spend eight days in the hospital under heavy sedation because of the story police told paramedics when they arrived. This situation could have been avoided had police exercised better judgement. We, the undersigned, demand an investigation into this blatant case of racial discrimination.
[Your Name Here]
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