Elderly woman locks police officer in her basement while searching her home without warrantBy Mason White 2:02 PM October 1, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman received $95,000 after she locked an officer in her basement.
Venus Green of Baltimore, Maryland, was angry when the police officer placed her in handcuffs and insisted on searching her home without a warrant.
As soon as the officer went to her basement she locked him downstairs. The incident began when Green’s grandson Tallie, was shot.
Tallie said that he was shot in a convenience store, but police insisted that it happened inside Mrs. Green’s house.
According to Green, the officer continued questioning her grandson and would not allow emergency workers to treat him despite his injuries.
When Green insisted that police allow her grandson to be treated as he was clearly in pain, the officer told her: “Oh, you did, come on, come inside I’ll prove that you did.”
The police wanted to go to the basement where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police had no warrant.
Green refused to allow the officer to go downstairs, but he insisted saying: “I’ll find that gun I’ll prove that you did it.”
A fight broke out between the woman and the male officer.
The officer then threw the elderly woman onto a chair, handcuffed and ridiculed her, according to Green.
While she was handcuffed, the officer went downstairs.
Mrs. Green then locked the door. Green suffered injuries due to the incident. She sued the police department for assault and violations of her rights. They finally settled for $95,000.