Baltimore to Pay Woman $100,000 to Settle Suit Alleging Police ‘Rough Ride’

Baltimore’s spending panel is set to pay $100,000 to a women who alleges she was injured by a “rough ride” while in police custody.

The city’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve the payment Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed by Cierra Brooks, who says she was injured during a ride in the back of a Baltimore police van after being beaten and arrested in 2012.

The lawsuit alleges Brooks was waiting for a ride outside a nightclub on Aug. 21, 2012, when a police officer assaulted her, dragging her through the street before tossing her inside a police transport van. Inside the van, the suit says Brooks was handcuffed but not secured in a seat belt, and as a result “was thrown about and injured as the wagon was driven.”