PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing the City of McKeesport Police Department, alleging assault, defamation and excessive force.
Valerie C. Findley filed a complaint on Sept. 8 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County alleging that the police department used excessive force in attempting to arrest her.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 30, she suffered physical and emotional damages from being detained without any probable cause. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly detaining the plaintiff in a holding cell for hours without any warrant.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $35,000.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case number GD-16-016855