An elderly Bed-Stuy woman is suing the NYPD after a police officer slammed her into a wall during an early morning raid on her apartment that netted nothing more than a desk appearance ticket, according to multiple reports.
Lydia Pruitt, 65, of Bed-Stuy, alleged in a suit that "four or five" NYPD officers with guns drawn burst into her Lexington Avenue apartment on the morning of May 14th according to the NY Post. Pruitt claims in her suit that the officers showed her a wanted poster with a picture of a woman she'd never seen before, before they dragged her out of her apartment, threw her against the wall and handcuffed her.
Pruitt told the Daily News that one of the officers—who she described as a "big, gruesome guy" and a "heavyweight"—was referred to as "Huggy Bear" by other officers. She also said that in addition to trashing her apartment, police officers dumped out her heart pills and gave Pruitt a ticket for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
No charges were ever filed though, and Pruitt said the warrant-less raid left her "traumatized." A Law Department spokesperson said the city wouldn't comment on the suit until they had seen it.