Black mother wins $2m payout from police who beat her and seized her child

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Ricciah Young, a young black mother who was allegedly beaten up during anti-racism demonstrations in Philadelphia for no reason last year, has reportedly filed a settlement with city officials for $2m (£1.4m). agreement has been reached.

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The settlement was reached on Monday, after Ms Young was forcibly driven out of her car, beaten up, and her child was used for social media by the city’s police department, reported philadelphia enquirer.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement that “instead of fighting crime and fear of crime, some officers at the scene created an environment that terrorized Rickia Young, her family and other members of the public”. The morning of 27 October 2020.


That was when Ms. Young, a nursing aide from North Philadelphia, tried to drive through a major protest over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. As seen in the video footage, when he tried to turn around in his vehicle, officers approached him alleging that he smashed its windows with batons.

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