A 32-year-old African-American businesswoman, Kamilah Brock from Long Island, was drugged and locked in a hospital psych ward for eight days because first police, then doctors could not believe her high-powered career was real, according to a lawsuit.
The NYPD pulled her over, accused her of being high on marijuana and impounded her car on Sept. 12, 2014. No weed was ever found in the vehicle. When Brock, a banker, returned the following day to claim her car she says the police did not believe her when she said that she was the rightful owner of the luxury vehicle. She was forcibly restrained, sedated, and locked up in the psych ward as an "emotionally disturbed" person in the Harlem Hospital.
“Next thing you know, the police held onto me, the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out,” Brock recalls. “I woke up to them taking off my underwear and then went out again. I woke up the next day in a hospital robe.”
According to the report, the doctors did not believe that President Obama, who follows over 640,000 accounts on Twitter, followed Brock. But she was actually telling the truth.
“I told (the doctor) Obama follows me on Twitter to show her the type of person I am. I’m a good person, a positive person. Obama follows positive people!” Brock, whose Twitter handle is @AkilahBrock, said.
Brock is suing the city for unspecified damages and claims that her constitutional rights under the Fourth and 14th Amendments were violated and that she was a victim of racism.
Brock said that when she was finally released, doctors did not tell her why she was being allowed to leave. Harlem Hospital has yet to comment on Brock’s alleged experience.