Black mother wins $2m payout from police who pulled her from car, beat her and seized her child for no reason

A Philadelphia police officer holding the son of a mother, Rickia Young, who was allegedly beaten during anti-racism demonstrations in Philadelphia last year  (Cafemom/Philadelphia city police)
A Philadelphia police officer holding the son of a mother, Rickia Young, who was allegedly beaten during anti-racism demonstrations in Philadelphia last year (Cafemom/Philadelphia city police)

Rickia Young, a young Black mother who was allegedly beaten during anti-racism demonstrations in Philadelphia last year for no reason, has reportedly reached a $2m (£1.4m) settlement with city officials.

The agreement was reached on Tuesday, almost a year after Ms Young was forcefully removed from her car, was beaten, and had her toddler used by the city’s police department for social media.

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