Actress Taryn Manning is suing the city of New York, accusing police officers of wrongfully arresting her in November, 2014.
The Orange is the New Black star filed papers in a New York Supreme Court on Monday (08Feb16), insisting officers never should have arrested her after she was accused of making criminal threats against a woman the star had obtained a restraining order against.
New York District Attorney's officials declined to press charges against Manning, and her attorney alleges police officers arrested his client knowing that they were wasting their time.
Jeanine Heller, the woman who accused Manning of attacking her, had previously been arrested for allegedly harassing the actress.
"Ms. Manning should never have been arrested where the New York City Police Department received advance notice from the New York County District Attorney's Office that Ms. Manning would not be prosecuted based on an allegation of the subject complainant," James Franzetti tells People.com.
"It was also astonishing that the NYPD acted on an allegation of a complainant with a glaring prosecutorial (two prior arrests, charges including stalking and harassing Ms. Manning) and plea history."
"This petition is the first step in a claim for damages arising out of the patently false November 18, 2014 arrest of Taryn Manning," her attorney added.