BALTIMORE, Md. (WKRC/CNN Newsource) - Officials have released a video allegedly showing police officers dropping a transgender woman on her face in a Baltimore corrections facility.
Amber Canter was being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Center in June of 2019 when the incident reportedly happened.
In the video, Canter can be seen in a yellow jumpsuit, surrounded by three correctional officers.
One of them appears to wrap his right arm around Canter's neck in a chokehold. She seems to be unresponsive.
The officers then allegedly carries her into another room before dropping her, letting her fall face-first.
The video then shows an officer lifting Canter to her feet and off the ground while keeping her in the chokehold.
It is unclear what led up to the incident, as the video has no sound.
The lawsuit accuses the officers of failing to seek medical treatment for more than ten minutes.
Canter’s civil complaint says she was taken to an intensive care unit, and suffered bone fractures to her face, severe bruising to the left side of her forehead, and internal bleeding behind her right eye, among other injuries.
Canter claims there were violations of her federal and state civil rights, as well as negligence, and assault and battery.
She is suing for a minimum of $75,000 in compensatory damages for each of eleven counts.