- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Virginia woman is accusing an Ocean City, Maryland, police officer of slamming her to the ground during an arrest while she was pregnant.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports (https://bit.ly/29TmnR4) Dalima Palmer of Dumfries, Virginia, filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Officer Michael Kirkland of using excessive force during a 2013 arrest after a beach disturbance report. Court records show Palmer was given probation before judgment on an assault charge and cleared of other offenses.

The suit states Kirkland kept the unarmed woman pinned after she said she was pregnant. It also says Palmer was denied medical attention until she lost consciousness and later had an emergency cesarean section.

Ocean City’s attorney Guy Ayres says the town hasn’t been served.

Kirkland didn’t immediately return an Associated Press call seeking comment.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, https://www.thedailyrecord.com


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