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Woman alleges RCMP pulled her from shower
By Dean Pritchard ,Winnipeg Sun
First posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 06:26 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014 07:26 PM EDT
A Winnipeg woman is suing five RCMP officers, alleging she was pulled out of the shower and held naked while officers executed a search warrant at her home.
In a statement of claim filed last week, the woman alleges she now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, a fear of being home alone, emotional and mental trauma and a fear of showering.
A RCMP spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit as it is before the court. The spokeswoman also declined to comment whether such a scenario would be considered standard operating procedure.
The woman, identified in court documents as a hospital medical technician, alleges she was showering the morning of Sept. 21, 2012 when police entered her Springfield Road home to execute a search warrant.
Officers pulled the naked woman from a main floor bathroom and "kept (her) in the kitchen without access to covers for a period of time," the lawsuit alleges.
"As a result of same, the plaintiff began hyperventilating and experiencing shock-like symptoms," after which she was taken to hospital by ambulance, the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit does not specify why police were searching the house.
The woman is suing for financial damages, including loss of wages.
The RCMP has not yet filed a statement of defence.
The allegations have not been proven in court.
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