Woman Sues NYPD After Cop Allegedly Arrested Her for Rejecting His Sexual Advances

A Brooklyn woman is suing the city of New York and NYPD Officer Javier Munoz after a traffic stop turned into a case of sexual harassment.

Jasmine Campbell is asking for $2M for a traffic stop on Feb. 26, 2014, during which Munoz allegedly “kept looking at me and leaned in like he wanted to have a private talk.”

“He kept looking down at my chest. He asked me, ‘Do you have anything underneath your shirt?’ I said, ‘No.’ 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.”“Now, all this sexual harassment is big news — but I have been telling the same story since 2014. This is not something new to me,” she added.

According to ABC News, the stop happened while Campbell was on her way to get something to eat with a friend. On the way, she was stopped by Munoz and another, unidentified cop.

Munoz ordered Campbell out of the driver’s seat with her hands up, where the other cop allegedly asked her for a hug, which she refused.

Unknown to Campbell, her friend was carrying a small amount of marijuana. Both of them were taken to the 75th Precinct after he confessed. However, the friend was released with a ticket while Campbell was booked on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of marijuana. ⠀

Munoz and the city have denied the claims, saying, “There was probable cause for [Campbell’s] arrest, detention, and subsequent prosecution.”

They attempted to reach a settlement with Campbell for $2,500, but she rejected.

Campbell’s lawyer, Lawrence LaBrew said, “The arrest of Ms. Campbell was a sham and the city appears to be condoning this conduct, based on their position.”
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