Woman Says Miami Policeman Assaulted Her

     (CN) – A Miami-Dade County police officer sexually assaulted, battered and wrongly imprisoned a local woman after repeatedly subjecting her to traffic stops, a woman claims in court.
     In a lawsuit filed last week Marissa Fazio says that she was detained with no probable cause by Officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi on two different occasions.
     According to the complaint, at the time of the alleged incidents Dwivedi was a sworn law enforcement police officer who was employed, trained and supervised by defendant Miami-Dade County.
     During the subject traffic stops defendant Dwivedi “unlawfully detained the plaintiff, took her cell phone from her, browsed through the personal content on her phone including pictures without her consent, verbally threatened her, sexually assaulted, demeaned her, followed her home, entered her home, trapped her in her home not allowing her to leave, battered her, assaulted her, and used his power as a police officer to take advantage of her,” the complaint says.
     The complaint alleges that defendant Miami-Dade County failed to properly train and supervise Dwivedi or otherwise prevent him from causing harm.
     Fazio seeks compensatory damages on claims of negligence, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
     She is represented by Ryan J. Wynne from Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne of Jupiter, Fla.
     The Miami-Dade County’s Attorney Office said no attorney has yet been assigned to defend Dwivedi and or his employer. A representative from the Miami-Dade Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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