Antwynette’s injuries consisted of a large cyst on her wrist caused by handcuffs; a broken clavicle; an AC separation; a torn rotor cuff; a traumatic tear under her arm (both in front and behind her shoulder); tearing to the latissimus dorsi, teres major, and teres minor; and nerve damage near her spine, in her arm, and in the brachial plexus.
Antwynette’s shoulder was completely separated as a result of Officer Sturgeon’s brutality because she had a previous injury. She had surgery in October 2013 and extensive therapy for almost a year.
She found out August 2014 that she needed an additional surgery (stability surgery) because her shoulder now won’t stay in place. She has been fighting for her rights in our city and had to leave Kentucky to find a surgeon for this next operation.
She recently found out she has additional nerve damage in her neck and shoulder. She has been seriously incapacitated by this. Even walking has become difficult due to chronic pain in her shoulder, neck and back.
She can no longer use her left arm and she has lost nearly everything she owns since she cannot work or finish school because of constant pain and the inablity to use her arm.
In addition to the physical injuries Antwynette suffered, she and her son were both psychologically traumatised by the horrendous experience Officer Sturgeon inflicted upon them. His unprovoked attack has had repercussions that will stay with them for their lives.
Her next surgery and all other medical bills, travel expenses and legal fees will have to be paid out of her pocket. You can use PayPal or GoFundMe to contribute towards her fight for justice, equality under law and relief from her pain. Any donation is appreciated.