Woman Adds MBTA in Lawsuit Against Transit Police Officers

A Boston woman is adding the MBTA as a defendant in a civil rights lawsuit she brought against two Transit Police officers.

Mary Holmes says the two officers beat her and used pepper spray on her at the Dudley Square Station in 2014.

In the suit, Holmes accuses Officers Alfred Trinh and Jennifer Amyot-Garvey of police brutality and violating her right to free speech.

Amyot-Garvey pleaded not guilty to criminal charges. She no longer works for the transit police.

Carl Williams, an attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts, is representing Holmes.

In a statement he says, "Our client, Mary Holmes, has added the MBTA itself to this lawsuit in hopes of ensuring that no one needs to endure what she did - abuse at the hands of the very officers who have the duty to protect people."

An MBTA spokesman tells the Boston Globe that they do not comment on pending litigation.

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