“But I had the right to ask ‘why’ I had to move,” Minnie Carey said.
February 25, 2010
Four women, two of them well into middle age, were discussing funeral plans for a friend when an Atlanta police officer told them to move.
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Three did but one asked “why.” In answer to her question, Minnie Carey, then 61, was handcuffed, put into a police wagon and taken to jail, where she was held for nine hours.
The Citizen Review Board found that Atlanta Police officer Brandy Dolson had violated APD policies and had falsely arrested Carey.
“I was blown away,” Carey told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I had heard about people in the community being harassed by the police … It really didn’t shock me as much as it probably would have if I had not heard of people going to jail for no reason. I figured I was just another one.
“But I had the right to ask ‘why’ I had to move,” she said.