BELLEVILLE — A Caseyville woman is suing Alorton law enforcement officials, alleging false arrest and false imprisonment.
Patrece Denham filed a complaint Dec. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the Village of Alorton, detective Phillip Brooks and police chief Gerald Crenshaw, alleging the law enforcers intentionally interfered with her constitutional rights.
According to the complaint, Denham alleges the defendants arrested her without reciting her Miranda rights and without an arrest warrant on Dec. 12, 2016. She also claims the defendants held her in custody for more than nine hours at the Alorton Police Department without charging her with any crimes.
Denham claims she has suffered injuries, including severe emotional distress and mental anguish.
Denham seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other appropriate relief. She is represented by attorneys Dedra Brock-Moore and Nichele Moore of Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-795