CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury has ruled against a woman who says her constitutional rights were violated when police officers refused to let her get dressed during a raid.
The jury ruled against Tyisha Stratton last week in her suit against Vineland, its police chief and former detective Gamaliel Cruz.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Man Wanted By Special Victims Unit For Incident Involving Woman In Center City
Stratton says her breasts were exposed when police busted into her home with a search warrant and police didn’t let her get dressed. Police were searching the home after her husband was found with drugs and guns.
Stratton says the incident lasted 15 minutes, while Cruz says it lasted 30 seconds.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls During West Philadelphia High School Reunion Party At Fairmount Park
She says she suffered emotional distress.
Cruz was fired in 2012 after investigators say he lied to a state judge to obtain a search warrant in a drug case.MORE NEWS: Encampment Outside University City Townhomes Refuses To Budge, Despite Court Order Demanding Them To Move Out
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