by Jennifer Van Laar | March 29, 2015 2:51 pm
A black businesswoman – a banker from Long Island – was locked away in a mental institution for more than a week after police didn’t believe her claim. Kam Brock felt sure her claim that President Obama follows her on Twitter would convince them she was a good person, but that didn’t work either – it only convinced the doctors that she was delusional. She’s now suing the city over the experience.
The bizarre experience began Sept. 12, when the NYPD seized her prized 2003 BMW 325Ci in Harlem because they suspected she was high on weed, her attorney, Michael Lamonsoff, said. Cops found no marijuana but confiscated her ride anyway, he said. The NYPD declined to comment.
The following day, Brock walked into the NYPD’s Public Service Area 6 stationhouse in Harlem to retrieve her car, her suit charges.
Brock admitted she was “emotional” when picking up the car, but police saw her as an “emotionally disturbed person.”
Nevertheless, cops cuffed her and put her in an ambulance bound for the hospital, her suit charges. Brock has sued the city and Harlem Hospital after being held for eight days at the hospital.
“Next thing you know, the police held onto me, the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out,” Brock said, tearing up. “I woke up to them taking off my underwear and then went out again. I woke up the next day in a hospital robe.”
For eight days, she attended group therapy, endured injections of sedatives, and took lorazepam and lithium, medical records show.
A “master treatment plan” from Harlem Hospital backs up the Astoria Bank worker’s story.
“Objective: Patient will verbalize the importance of education for employment and will state that Obama is not following her on Twitter,” the document reads. It also notes “patient’s weaknesses: inability to test reality, unemployment.”
Adding insult to insanity, the hospital hit Brock with a bill of $13,637.10, she charges in her suit seeking unspecified damages.
A simple check of Brock’s Twitter page would have shown that President Obama does, in fact, follow her online. The federal lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, will be reviewed by the city.
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