Stephanie Adams: Playmate awarded $1.2 million after NYPD brutality claim

Stephanie Adams says she was assaulted by NYPD officers in 2006.

Former Playboy playmate Stephanie Adams was awarded $1.2 million yesterday, after she said she suffered permanent neck and back injuries from being assaulted by the police back in 2006.

The incident stemmed from an argument between Adams and a taxi driver who both called the police at the same time, according to Gothamist.

“He realized that I called 911 to make a truthful complaint about him, and in return, he called 911 and falsely reported that I had a gun and threatened to kill him,” Adams said in 2006.

Adams said she expected the police to help her once they had arrive but instead she claims she was assaulted by the NYPD. Sergeant John Rajan admitted in court he made a “controlled drop to the ground” to subdue Adams because he didn’t know if she had a firearm.

“I was praying for justice and waited six years to speak my truth in court and I’m very grateful for the closure and the healing,” said Adams, according to DNAinfo.


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