An Occupy Wall Street protester who had her breast grabbed by an NYPD sergeant has won a $95,000 settlement from the city after arguing that “the police department demonstrated a pattern of sexual misconduct against female OWS activists.”
Cressa Perloff was arrested on March 17th, 2012, while she stood on the sidewalk during a demonstration to commemorate the six-month anniversary of OWS.
In a statement, Perloff’s attorney, Rebecca Heinegg, says that video from that date shows that NYPD Sergeant Joseph Catapano “grabbed her breast purposefully, dragged her into the street by her breast and hair, and arrested her.”
Catapano claimed that Perloff, who had never been arrested before, was trying to steal his badge, though he later admitted that this was untrue.
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