UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS – WESTERN SECTIONCIVIL ACTION NO.)MICHELLE CRUZ, )PLAINTIFF ))V. ) CIVIL COMPLAINT) JURY TRIAL DEMANDCITY OF HOLYOKE, HOLYOKE POLICE )DEPARTMENT, LIEUTENANT )DAVID PRATT, DETECTIVE PAUL )BARKYOUMB, DETECTIVE BRIAN DUKE, )DETECTIVE ANTHONY BRACH, )DEFENDANTS ))NATURE OF ACTION
1. Through this action, Plaintiff, Michelle Cruz (hereinafter "Ms. Cruz") seeksdamages for personal injuries suffered as a result of the conduct of the Holyoke PoliceDepartment. Plaintiff asserts federal and state civil rights claims against the HolyokePolice Department, Detective Paul Barkyoumb, Detective Brian Duke, DetectiveAnthony Brach, and Lieutenant David Pratt and their employer, the City of Holyoke,under the Massachusetts Tort Claim Act, Massachusetts General Law, chapter 258,section 4, and under 42 United States Code, section 1983 pursuant to
Monnell v.Department of Social Services
, 436 U.S. 658 (U.S. 1978). These claims arise from thecriminal harassment and stalking of Ms. Cruz suffered at the hands Officer PaulBarkyoumb and other Officers of the City of Holyoke Police Department.
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