Brooklyn mother plans $10 million suit after subway arrest in front of her son

A video last month showed a Brooklyn mom being arrested at a subway station in front of her son. Now, that woman is filing a notice of claim against the city for damages.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2020, 11:01 PM

Updated 1,440 days ago

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A video last month showed a Brooklyn mom being arrested at a subway station in front of her son. Now, that woman is filing a notice of claim against the city for damages. 
Kaleemah Rozier is asking for $10 million for her and her son. The legal document claims that Rozier suffered physical injuries and that her 5-year-old son was traumatized. 
The 22-year-old mother was handcuffed and arrested on May 13 after NYPD officers at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center asked her to wear a face mask before going inside. 
Police say she cursed at officers and that she waved her arms and hit an officer with her hand as she was escorted out. 
After the incident, Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that there would be no enforcement for not wearing a mask unless it is a serious danger to the public. 
However, attorney Sanford Rubenstein says it was a little too late at that point. 
 "What remains is what happened before he made that direction, the brutality of NYPD officers to a young mother in view of her 5-year-old son,” said Rubenstein. 
Rubenstein hopes that the video of the incident will be proven useful in a court of law. 
Rozier was issued a desk appearance ticket on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment. 
However, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office tells News 12 it is looking to dismiss the charges. 
The NYPD tells News 12 it will review the lawsuit if and when it is filed.


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