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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 01:09 AM

Transgender woman sues over 'false personation' arrest

Source: Associated Press

Transgender woman sues over ‘false personation’ arrest

By KAREN MATTHEWS
January 23, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers charged a transgender woman with “false personation” and used pink handcuffs to mock her after they arrested her for walking through a park after hours, a lawsuit charges.

Linda Dominguez says in her lawsuit filed Tuesday that she was hit with the “bogus” charge of false personation — or knowingly misrepresenting her identity —even though she explained that she was transgender and gave the officers both her current name and the traditionally masculine first name she used before she legally changed her name to Linda.

The lawsuit says the 43-year-old Dominguez “had no intent to deceive the police or prevent them from learning her name or her identity” when she was arrested April 18.

A police spokeswoman said the department could not comment on the specifics of the lawsuit. The department said in a statement that it “is committed to serving and meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community with sensitivity, equity and effectiveness.”

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Read more: https://www.apnews.com/58c52a205e42435fad20214794eac682

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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 11:36 AM

1. Here we go with this crap again!

“This highlights the way the NYPD continues to criminalize transgender people just for existing,” Bobby Hodgson, an NYCLU attorney representing Dominguez, said Wednesday. “It’s one thing to change a rule on the books, but it’s another thing to change the culture of an institution like the NYPD. Here they failed to do that.”

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