Woman accuses Minneapolis officer of sexual assault

Published 9:44 am Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis woman has filed a $50,000 lawsuit against a police officer who she says sexually assaulted her during an arrest.

The lawsuit says the Minneapolis officer responded to a disturbance involving the woman’s boyfriend and two security guards in May.

The woman says in the lawsuit that the officer ordered her to get against a car so he could search her after she argued with him. She says she requested to be searched by a female officer but the male officer groped her breast during the pat-down.

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The woman says she was ignored when she tried to report the incident to the officer’s supervisor.

Police spokesman John Elder said he hadn’t seen the lawsuit Monday and declined to comment.