The Philadelpha Police Department has agreed to look into an East Mt. Airy woman’s claims of police misconduct. Florence Mason received the letter yesterday after she and about 20 protesters staged a noisy rally outside of the 14th Police District’s headquarters in Germantown.
Above is an audio slideshow that highlights some of the people who participated in the rally to raise awareness of Mason’s claims. NewsWorks has not verified any of the claims made by protesters and the police have stated that none of its 14th District officers acted improperly in Mason’s case.
Mason alleges in a complaint to the city that 14th District police officers assaulted some of her children during an eviction on September 1. Mason alleges that her children were handcuffed including her two youngest.
Her home at 160 E. Meehan Ave. was a rallying point on Nov 29 by Occupy Philadelphia as an example of what organizers said was a wrongful eviction.