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Black Trans Woman Awarded $1.5M Over ‘Bogus’ Drug Charge and Arrest

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The New York Times. The judge's statement came two days following a jury’s verdict in the suit that was originally filed in 2018.Goldring was arrested by two officers — Vladimir Henry and Juan Restrepo — in Atlanta, Ga.

in 2015 who claimed Goldring had cocaine in a stress ball she was carrying. However, Goldring’s lawsuit stated that it was only the contents of the stress ball, not cocaine.“She spent nearly six months in the Fulton County Jail based on this seemingly bogus charge,” Judge Ray stated.Speaking to the Times, a lawyer for Goldring, Miguel Dominguez said “this whole ordeal has had a tremendous negative impact on her life.

He added that Goldring had suffered mental health challenges since “being locked up as an innocent person for 23 hours a day.”The City of Atlanta declined to answer questions from the paper.

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