Woman meets with DA after suing NYPD for being detained at home

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A Brownsville woman met with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Wednesday to demand answers after she filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for being detained in her home last year.

On Oct. 21, 2017, Rolinda Walls says police came to her door at the Van Dyke House looking for her 27-year-old daughter. She says officers found marijuana joints in a room where her son sleeps and told her she would be arrested if her son didn't come home.

Walls says she was detained in her own home for 16 hours and was forbidden to sleep in her room.

She's now demanding an investigation into the actions of the detective and two officers involved. She filed a lawsuit against the NYPD last month.

Walls says Gonzalez reached out to her after hearing about what happened.

The NYPD and the city's Law Department declined to comment on the case.

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