PHILADELPHIA — A Drexel University law professor is suing the City of Philadelphia, an unknown medic and police officers Kelly Neal and Christopher McCue for alleged unlawful arrest.
Pammela S. Quinn filed a complaint on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendants made false statements that she smelled of alcohol and was lethargic and acting abnormal after a car accident.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was wrongfully arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in 2016. As a result of the defendants' alleged misconduct, she claims that she was held in police custody and was required to retain an attorney to represent her in court proceedings. She further claims that she has suffered psychological trauma and financial damages. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly arresting her and for wrongfully prosecuting her for driving under the influence.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and any other just and appropriate relief. She is represented by Jonathan H. Feinberg of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-01681-MAK