During this stop, the aggressive language and demeanor of the officers caused the Minor Children to become scared and upset. Ms. Taylor responded to her four-year-old daughter's question as to whether she was going to be okay by leaning over to tell her daughter that, "everything is going to be okay."
At this point, Officer Suranjit Dey unloaded pepper-spray into Ms. Taylor's face. The spray caused Ms. Taylor to reel backwards, nearly falling off the platform, and to fall to her knees, blinded and in pain.
The pepper spray struck all three children—ages four, two, and five months—causing them to "scream and cry in fear and pain," the lawsuit alleges. The two-year-old started vomiting from the pepper spray, which also struck Taylor's husband Dehaven McClain. Meanwhile, Taylor was handcuffed and dragged out of the station—the lawsuit alleges that she was pushed down the stairs on the way out, injuring her wrists and lower back.