FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Ex-Playmate Wins $1.2M Excessive Force Judgment Against NYPD

February 22, 2012  | 

Photo: CC_Wikimedia

A Manhattan jury awarded former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams $1.2 million on Tuesday in an excessive-force judgment against the New York Police Department.

The award was given to Adams, 41, for injuries suffered during a 2006 arrest. She claimed cops threw her to the ground at gunpoint after a bizarre confrontation with a cabbie, who refused to carry her clothing into her apartment.

The award was for $385,000 more than what her lawyer had asked for, reports the New York Daily News.


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Roger @ 2/23/2012 6:12 PM

I'll carry her clothes given the chance...who know's where it'll lead?

bryon @ 2/24/2012 3:20 AM

Act like an intelligent human being and you don't have to worry about being thrown o the ground by the police. I am SURE her BEHAVIOR and MOUTH had NOTHING to do with it.

bryon @ 2/24/2012 3:21 AM

Act like an intelligent human being and you don't have to worry about being thrown o the ground by the police. I am SURE her BEHAVIOR and MOUTH had NOTHING to do with it.

Greg @ 2/24/2012 3:31 AM

Maybe he made a comment about her mustache?

I'm guessing her sense of entitlement and mouth escalated the situation. I'm sure the jury was just worried that her broken nail impacted her lifestyle. Disgusting.

Michael @ 3/1/2012 6:30 PM

You sound like bitter cops. she won and deserved to. Justice was served for idiots who thought they could get away with harming her.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: FL Trooper Saves Woman with CPR, Arrests Her for DUI
Unable to wake the driver, the trooper broke the vehicle's window and found she had no...
Suspect Fleeing Baltimore Police in Vehicle Pursuit Opens Fire on Random People
"This could have been much, much worse," Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis said at...
California Officers Raid Massive Illegal Weed Operation
Inside the four-story warehouse, police found thousands of plants stacked next to one...
Milwaukee Creates Police Intelligence Unit to Fight Opioid Crisis
The task force will provide a quicker turnaround of intelligence, identify patterns and...
Video: Kansas Chief Credits Off-Duty Officer with Saving Lives By Shooting Gunman Inside Costco
Howell identified himself to Costco employees, ran into the store as everyone was running...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine