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Lawsuit: Ville Platte officers detained woman in closet for 2 days

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An Evangeline Parish woman claims police detained her in a closet, forced her to remove her clothes without a female officer present and denied her access to restroom facilities for days, according to a new lawsuit filed in federal court.

As first reported by the Ville Platte Gazette, Latasha Pleasant is seeking damages for her treatment in the arrest and has named the City of Ville Platte as the defendant.

Pleasant claims Ville Platte police officers arrested her on a warrant on Jan. 26, 2017.

She claims the officers placed her into a holding facility called "the hole" instead of a jail cell, and they denied her clean uniforms and showers. She further claims they forced her into a closet two days later, where they forced her to remove her clothes and denied her request for a female officer's presence during her undressing.

Pleasant claims she stayed in the closet for two more days, with no bed or toilet, and urinated herself.

Pleasant filed the lawsuit on Jan. 4, according to the document.

Attorney Anthony C. Dupré is her attorney.

Eight other people are plaintiffs in three more pending lawsuits in Evangeline Parish, where a federal investigation revealed law enforcement officers for decades had been illegally detaining people there.

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