She has filed a lawsuit and it accuses deputies of using excessive force and the Allegheny County Jail of refusing to allow her to get treatment from a doctor.
The woman’s attorney says those two factors are the major reasons why she lost her arm.
The attorney for 35- year-old Amy Needham says the rough treatment started as soon as deputies entered her home to execute an arrest warrant.
“Five deputy sheriffs from for one little girl. She has to go to the bathroom. She asked, ‘Can I go to the bathroom?’ They refused. They broke the door down and then they Tased her, grabbed her and they put her in a sheriff’s van. And I think the handcuffs were tight,” attorney Marvin Leibowitz said.
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