Brownsville mom claims she was held captive by NYPD

BROOKLYN - A Brownsville mother is suing the NYPD for $5 million over claims that she was held captive inside a Brooklyn precinct for five days.

Takesha Griffin claims she wasn't allowed to leave because detectives didn't believe her story about being shot by a stray bullet on Sept. 3. She says officers insisted that she was shot during a lover's quarrel and kept her from using the bathroom or eating more than once a day.

In a statement, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said, "Miss Griffin was provided access to bathroom facilities. In fact, her individual cell included a toilet. She was being held on an outstanding warrant. Claims that she was not brought to court in a timely fashion are being investigated."

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