Woman Blames Police Stun Gun for Miscarriage

A woman has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against three Philadelphia police officers and the city because she says she lost her baby after police repeatedly zapped her with a stun gun seven times outside her home.

Friday, Sep 28, 2012  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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Woman Blames Police Stun Gun for Miscarriage

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The Philadelphia Daily News reports Thursday that 35-year-old Naimah Jones is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

A woman has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against three Philadelphia police officers and the city because she says she lost her baby after police repeatedly zapped her with a stun gun seven times outside her home.
 
The Philadelphia Daily News reports Thursday that 35-year-old Naimah Jones is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional distress.
 
The incident occurred Nov. 27, 2010, when Jones got into a scuffle with police. She says she was choked, thrown to the ground, handcuffed and shot with the stun gun more than seven times.

Her attorney James Lee said Jones miscarried a few weeks later. She was charged with disorderly conduct but found not guilty by a jury.
 
Police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers declined to comment on pending litigation.
 

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