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Alleged rape victim sues Ohio officer over arrest

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A woman who reported being violently raped by a cab driver is suing a Cincinnati police officer who arrested her instead of taking her to the hospital.

The woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday against Officer Adrienne Brown.

The 33-year-old Brown is on paid desk duty pending an internal and criminal investigation. She didn't immediately return a request for comment Monday.

A police spokeswoman says Brown's conduct didn't rise to the level of professionalism expected of Cincinnati police.

A police dash-cam video shows the alleged rape victim sobbing in the back seat of the police car in the early morning hours of Jan. 19 while Brown questioned her and eventually took her to county jail.

She was booked on charges of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

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