Plaintiff, female high school principal, was arrested hen she refused to release a student to child abuse personnel form the city of New Orleans.
Award Reason :
The police officer was sent solely to arrest the principal. Plaintiff was subject to severe emotional distress and humiliation as a result of her false arrest, including rumors spread around the school and published reports of the incident to her colleagues. Plaintiff was forced to take early retirement at age 49 due to the severity of her embarrassment. Plaintiff also awarded $100,000 for lost wages.