Short v. Flint Police Department

Full title: QaSHONTAE SHORT, Plaintiff, v. FLINT POLICE DEPARTMENT, MICHIGAN STATE…

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION

Case No. 19-13715

Date published: Jan 3, 2020

Fact:

  • QaShontae Short, proceeding pro se, filed a lawsuit alleging assault and harassment by multiple police officers.
  • Short claimed violations of state statutes, including excessive force, sexual assault, retaliation, and stalking.
  • Short sought $300 million in damages or $10 million per year for two and a half years.

Issue:

  • The issue in this case revolves around whether Short’s complaint, as filed pro se, meets the legal standards required to proceed with her claims.

Decision:

  • The court granted Short’s application to proceed in forma pauperis.
  • However, the court dismissed Short’s amended complaint without prejudice.

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