19-Year-Old Nubia Bowe says California BART Police Handcuffed and Beat Her in Train Station After False Accusation of Solicitation

Nubia Bowe

Oakland, Calif.’s, BART system has become the location of another police injustice, charges one woman.

Nubia Bowe, 19, and two friends were returning home on a BART train the night of March 21 when police accused them of solicitation, Oakland Post News Group reports.

BART police had entered the Lake Merritt station to respond to a complaint that young men were dancing and soliciting money on the train. Bowe and her friends were identified as the offenders by an eyewitness who later recanted.

Other passengers on the train told police that Bowe and her friends were not the culprits, but the group was handcuffed and detained anyway. Bowe was accused of resisting arrest and slammed against a wall.

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Source: The Root | 

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