Sabrina Nguyen

Sabrina Nguyen

police ignored her complaints

In January 2020, 18-year-old Sabrina Nguyen was found dead at a busy intersection near her home in Memphis, Tennessee. It is reported that the girl died at the hands of her former boyfriend, who periodically called her with threats.

Nguyen repeatedly complained to the police that they wanted to kill her, but the police ignored her, believing that she was exaggerating. In addition, she tried several times to get a court order prohibiting the young man from approaching her, but it was already too late.

In July 2021, the Nguyen family filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Memphis and several officers, claiming that the police did not take any action to ensure the safety of the girl. The family’s lawyer said that Sabrina’s death could have been prevented if not for the inaction of the police.

Despite the fact that the chief legal adviser of Memphis justifies the negligence of the officers, arguing that the city police department is not responsible for her death, the girl’s relatives said they intend to achieve not only material compensation, but also changes in the system as a whole.