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Knife-Wielding Woman Sues Cops Who Shot Her

June 24, 2013  | 

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.


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Aaron @ 6/24/2013 2:30 PM

Negligent in they should have killed her dumb ass.

DPB @ 6/24/2013 2:33 PM

Damned if you do, dead if you don't!

Officerjason @ 6/24/2013 2:54 PM

Should have shot her in the face...dead people dont sue and waste our time and money while they piss and moan and play the victim in court

[email protected] @ 6/24/2013 3:03 PM

I agree with all the above. NYPD, more range time!!!!!

Capt. Crunch @ 6/24/2013 6:35 PM

First shot should have been to the chest second shot shot to the head. End of story.

Duke Holtzman @ 6/25/2013 9:22 AM

This person should have been aborted at conception! A good case for abortion if we could see into the future!!

Trigger @ 6/25/2013 10:33 AM

You people just don't understand the poor lady. She was only expressing her self while she was wielding a knife. Apparently she tripped over something while she was turning the knife over to the nice police officer. The officer obviously acted recklessly in his sight picture of a leg and not a head, thus bringing about the legal concern that the lady was only wounded by excessive force and not terminiated. So as you can see the suspect was not the suspect but the victim. Now I have some prime swampland to sell you is you are intereste

Cam @ 7/19/2013 3:15 PM

I totally agree with every post I read. However, who is the idiot (trying to be nice) defense attorney that took this case? Trying his case in the media? What judge would allow this to proceed? Does this woman know she should be dead? And then there is the inevitable question, you do not bring a knife to a gun fight! This woman should be sending a thank you note instead of legal papers. What a dumb a** *itch.

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