A 90 year old grandmother won a $95,000 lawsuit after having her shoulder separated by police.
In July of 2009, three police officers entered Venus Green’s home to investigate the shooting of her grandson, Tallie, who said he was shot at a convenience store. The police, however, insisted that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.
‘Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him,” Green said.
‘So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’ Green said.
Green said the officer said to her, ‘Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.’
Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.
‘I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’ Green said the officer replied, ‘I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it.’
‘He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me,’ Green said.
‘This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it.’
‘I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school,’ Green said.
Attorneys for police say they settled because they thought they’d have a hard time in front of a jury.