NJ Police Officer Pressured Woman To Have Sex To Avoid Arrest: Lawsuit

A New Jersey police officer told a woman that he could handle her legal troubles "in an adult manner" that would spare her from arrest, according to a lawsuit.

Shakera Brown claims Bridgeton Police officer Braheme Days forced her to have sex on multiple occasions to avoid an arrest for alleged shoplifting, according to the Daily Journal.

The suit filed February 26 in federal court in Camden, New Jersey said Brown was approached by Days on January 20, 2014 outside of a Rite Aid pharmacy. He told her he was looking for a shoplifter and that she fit the description of the suspect.

"There are two ways we can handle this," Days said, according to the lawsuit. "I can take you to jail, or we can handle this in an adult manner."

Over the course of a year, Days then allegedly called Brown to set up meetings where the two had sex.

A call to the Bridgeton Police Department was not immediately returned. Police Capt. Michael Gaimar has told the Journal he could not comment on pending litigation.

Days was already on administrative leave for fatally shooting a man during a traffic stop in December.

Jerame Reid was pulled over by Days and officer Roger Worley for allegedly running a stop sign.

Days can be heard in dash cam video shouting "Don't you f---ing move" and "Show me your hands."

Days said in the video he believed Reid had a gun.

Reid then stepped out of his car with his hands raised. The officers opened fire, killing Reid.

The Cumberland County Prosecutor's office has opened an investigation, according to the South Jersey Times. County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said a handgun belonging to the driver was found by police, according to NBC New York.



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