By Kevin “Coach” Collins
In the early 1980s the New York City Police Department received a number of civilian complaints about the conduct of its officers. Among those complaints was one that had to be the most infuriating, embarrassing and heartbreaking even the toughest street cops had ever heard.
The complaint came from a woman who said that while she was pregnant she felt faint and collapsed to the sidewalk in the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village, then subsequently became unconscious. This brought attention from a police officer who was on foot patrol nearby. From there the story was picked up by a witness.
The witness told investigators that he had personally observed the police officer kneel down next to the woman and a after a few seconds drive his nightstick into her stomach. He said he saw an ambulance crew take the woman to a nearby hospital and he followed them right to the emergency room.
Thereafter the worst part of the incident happened according to the male witness. He said the woman then lost her baby! In short, he had witnessed a cop violently thrust his nightstick into the woman’s stomach for no reason and this caused her to lose her baby.
To recap: the complaint said a witness had testified that he saw the police officer slam his nightstick into a pregnant woman’s stomach causing her to lose her baby.
Reading the first several paragraphs of the report on the complaint made me want to crawl under a table in embarrassment. Nevertheless, as I continued reading I realized the story was changing.
What the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) investigator’s report revealed was that things were far different than what a quick initial reading indicated.
The CCRB found that the “witness” had not seen anything and had merely raced to the hospital to talk to the woman when he heard what happened. This was important because he was the local organizer for the Socialist Workers’ Party and had a long history of fake complaints against the police.
Next the CCRB spoke to the hospital staff who were so surprised by the complaint that they agreed to speak to the investigators on the record. They said the woman was well known to them for her many psychiatric admissions and that she was not only not pregnant when she came in that night, but she had never been pregnant!
Finally the report turned to the sworn testimony from the police officer.
Question: Officer did you force your nightstick into the complainant’s midsection?
Answer: Yes I did.
Question: Why did you do that?
Answer: Because I was testing to determine if she was feigning unconsciousness.
Question: And you did that by forcing pressure into her mid-section? Why would you do that?
Answer: Because it is standard medical procedure to determine if a person is feigning unconsciousness
Question: How do you know that Officer
Answer: Because besides being a police officer I am a New York State licensed physician who prefers not to practice medicine but rather work as a police officer
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