A Bronx woman has sued the New York Police Department, claiming officers used excessive force when they shot her after she lunged at them with a knife.
Joann Clarke claims officers were negligent when they shot her in the leg in March 2012. Clarke's boyfriend had called 911 to report she might hurt herself. When officers arrived, Clarke was cutting herself with several steak knives. She ran at one of the officers, who shot her in the leg, reports the New York Post.