Lawsuit Against Norfolk Officers Dismissed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Norfolk woman who alleged mistreatment by Norfolk police officers after she was taken into protective custody.

Last week Judge Joseph Bataillon dismissed the lawsuit brought by Lori Colvey, who alleged her rights were violated by three male officers.

The officers said they'd taken Colvey to a hospital in January 2011 because of her erratic behavior. She says they violated her rights by holding her down and helping hospital workers remove her clothing for a medical procedure.

In dismissing the lawsuit, Bataillon said the officers followed the statute for protective custody and police and hospital rules. The judge says the officers "acted in a reasonable way to assure the safety of all."


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