Woman beaten by group of teens in Claremont seeks justice
It’s been nearly a month since a Bronx woman was beaten by a group of teenagers in Claremont, and she is still seeking justice.
It all started on May 10 around 10 p.m. when Fatoumata Camara rode the Bx35 bus home from the New York City College of Technology, where she is a student. She says she was taunted by a group of teenagers who threw sunflower seeds at her and hurled racial insults.
Once she got off the bus at 168th Street and Third Avenue, she says she was ambushed.
Surveillance video from the attack shows the group following her, taunting her, attacking her and stealing her bag.
While the district attorney's office confirms arrests were made at the scene, Camara says the case against them hasn't moved forward, despite having witnesses and video of the incident.
A spokesperson from the district attorney's office says the case was deferred pending further investigation.
"This thing is not over,” Camera said. “I'm gonna fight for it…they’re gonna get what they deserve. I'm gonna make sure they don't do this to somebody else.”