Shaheedah and Khadijah Woodall

Shaheedah and Khadijah Woodall were viscously attacked by police who also used hate speech during the act.

Shaheedah and Khadijah Woodall

Shaheedah, who is partially disabled and uses a cane, was knocked to the ground during a fight that broke out in Atlantic City, thus losing her cane.  The security officers made everyone leave the casino and wait outside.  After the police had arrived and everything calmed down, Khadijah asked the police officers for permission to re-enter the casino to retrieve Shaheedah’s cane.  After having been denied re-entry by several officers, Officer Natane Naylor wrapped her hands around Khadijah’s neck and pushed her to the ground.  Naylor, along with Officers Syed Shah, Grace Cook and Joseph Procopio then “unleashed a savage attack on Khadijah, which included numerous punches to the head and face, kicks to the ribs and midsection.” Officer James Hurley then grabbed Shaheedah from behind and called her a “crippled n****r whore.” A police dog, handled by Officer Gary Stowe, then ripped into Shaheedah and disfigured her left breast. The case resulted in a $200,000 settlement.

DefendantsShaheedah and Khadijah Woodall
LocationAtlantic City, NJ