In 2013, Dominique Cash was stopped, removed from her car at gunpoint, and detained by East Haven police. She was eight months pregnant, and she had done nothing wrong. After the incident, an East Haven Police Department internal investigation led to the department disciplining several officers. The ACLU-CT sued in federal court, alleging that police violated Cash's constitutional rights by unjustly stopping and detaining her. Shortly after, the town of East Haven and the ACLU-CT entered settlement talks, and the town, while admitting no wrongdoing, agreed to a monetary payment in full and a final settlement of Cash's legal claims.
Cash v. Town of East Haven et al
Sandra Staub and David McGuire (ACLU-CT)
January 16, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Robert N. Chatigny