A University of Delaware student who says an officer humiliated her while arresting her in class is suing the university and Newark Police Department.
The lawsuit states that the student was purposefully plucked from her class, berated, humiliated and slammed against a wall to cause embarrassment — all over a potential underage drinking charge that was later dropped.
The lawsuit was filed at the end of June and names Newark Police officer Morgan Fountain, the University of Delaware and Newark city government as defendants. It seeks money for damages and injuries.
The defendants either declined comment or did not reply to a request for comment. The plaintiff, who was 19 at the time, is named in the lawsuit, but will not be named in this article because her criminal charges were dropped.