A Brooklyn woman is suing the NYPD for being arrested and prosecuted after refusing to show a police officer her breasts during a traffic stop. Jasmine Campbell has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city and NYPD Officer Javier Munoz.
“He kept looking down at my chest. He asked me, ‘Do you have anything underneath your shirt?’ I said, ‘No,’” she told the New York Post. “I felt embarrassed. He leaned in further and asked, ‘Do you want to show me something?’ He said that with a smirk on his face.”
While driving with a male friend one night, they were pulled over. Campbell didn’t know that her male friend was carrying marijuana. Although the marijuana wasn’t hers, she was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of marijuana. Her friend was released with a desk appearance ticket. Campbell said the arrest occurred once she refused Officer Munoz’s sexual advances.
“The arrest of Ms. Campbell was a sham and the city appears to condoning this conduct, based on their position,” her lawyer, Lawrence LaBrew, told The Post.
Campbell was offered a settlement of $2,500 and she refused it.
The NYPD has not released a statement regarding this matter.