A woman was reportedly groped by a detective during an arrest in Brooklyn.

The investigation of allegations against New York City Police Department (NYPD) veteran Douglas Carr was confirmed by the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, according to Daily Advent.

The investigation revolves around Carr's arrest on June 14 of a 31-year-old woman, on stalking and harassment charges outside her house in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, reported New York Daily News.

The woman reportedly threatened her hairstylist, Sharntai Harris, after the latter showed no interest in going out with the former. Between April 2 and June 12, she allegedly harassed the hairstylist via phone calls and text messages. At one point, she also threatened to break Harris’ jaw and have her murdered, said a criminal complaint.

The woman denied making any threats, but admitted to harmless flirting with Harris. Mark Bederow, her lawyer, said that he has received no evidence showing that she made any threats. Bederow and his client said what Carr did when he arrested his client was worse than the case cops brought against her.

The woman said, “He started to place the handcuffs on me and that’s when he placed his hands inside my underwear." She claimed Carr even touched her vagina, making her jump up and ask him what he was doing as he was touching her private area. He said that he was looking for her wallet.

Her lawyer said that the charges against her should be dropped and that her accusations against the detective should be probed as the allegations are very serious. The lawyer said that the idea that the detective made an arrest without apparently reviewing the evidence, such as phone records, also raised concerns.

She has complained to the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which notified the Brooklyn DA's (district attorney) office.

Bederow also wondered how Carr, who has seven civilian complaints against him, got the case as he is assigned to the 77th Precinct, which is Crown Heights-based. He also pointed out that Carr worked with Harris’ father, Officer Raymond Harris, who died from cancer in August 2019.

Carr is yet to comment on the allegations against him.

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