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Lawsuit: Ocean City Police Officer Accused of Assaulting a Pregnant Woman

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BALTIMORE, Md. (AP/WBOC) — A Virginia woman has filed a $1 million lawsuit against an Ocean City police officer for using excessive force during her arrest, reports say.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports Dalima Palmer filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Baltimore, accusing Officer Michael Kirkland of using excessive force while arresting her on assault following a 2013 beach disturbance call. According to the report, Palmer was charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest, among other charges and was given probation.

The complaint against Kirkland says that the officer kept Palmer, who was unarmed and pregnant at the time of her arrest, pinned after she warned him that she was pregnant.

The lawsuit also states that another officer denied Palmer access to medical attention and that it wasn't until the woman lost consciousness that she was taken to a hospital, where she underwent an emergency cesarean section.

Ocean City's attorney, Guy Ayres, says the city has yet been served with the lawsuit.

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