Christopher Spata on a very weird, but altogether New York, story:
The NYPD is facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was mistakenly put into a mental hospital, simply because police didn’t believe she owned her own BMW.
It gets more weird.
Kamilah Brock, a 32-year-old banker from Long Island, was pulled over in Harlem for allegedly driving without her hands on the wheel. She was arrested, then released without charges.
And even more weird.
Brock says police told her to come back for her BMW the next day, but when she arrived back at the station she claims they tricked her into being cuffed, telling her they were bringing her to get her vehicle.
Next thing she knew, paramedics were putting her in an ambulance bound for a mental health facility. The police apparently believed that Brock, whose lawyer says she has zero history of mental health problems, was delusional and did not actually have a BMW.
It got worse. HuffPost:
Medical records also show that over the course of her eight-day stay, personnel at the hospital repeatedly tried to get Brock to deny three things before she could be released: that she owned the BMW, that she was a professional banker, and that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter.
Apparently, all three things are true. Doesn’t anyone measure twice and cut once anymore?