Cops stick granny in man’s jail

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A GRANNY suf­fered “a se­ri­ous in­dig­nity” when po­lice ar­rested her as a MAN and was forced to spend 10 hours in a male jail sur­rounded by leer­ing in­mates.

Fior Pichardo de Veloz’s shame was com­pounded when a judge threw out her law­suit for neg­li­gence.

But an ap­peals court has now re­in­stated her claim against the jail doc­tor and nurse who in­sisted of­fi­cers book in Pichardo ( above) as a man – even though a strip search had shown she was a wo­man.

A judge said: “Ev­ery rea­son­able prison of­fi­cer and med­i­cal per­son­nel would have known that wrong­fully mis­clas­si­fy­ing a bi­o­log­i­cal fe­male as a male in­mate and plac­ing that fe­male in the male pop­u­la­tion of a de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity was un­law­ful.”

The de­ci­sion means that she can now pur­sue for compo.

A lawyer for Pichardo, 62, in Mi­ami, Flor­ida, said “we are pleased” with the court’s de­ci­sion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.