Former Cadet Sues Police Academy for Injuries in “Fight Room”

January 24, 2008

A former police cadet is suing Oakland Community College for injuries she says came from hand-to-hand combat during her final exam.

The Detroit News reports that Jennifer Kunz claims she suffers severe headaches and memory loss after being hit in the head and face in a “fight room” at the school’s police academy.

The 31-year-old Troy resident says in a lawsuit in Oakland County Circuit Court that she suffered a concussion, closed head injuries, dislocated jaw and whiplash.

The suit says her November 2006 final exam required her to physically subdue a larger male officer.

College spokesman George Cartsonis says the school does not discuss pending lawsuits. But he adds that he’s never heard of injuries among cadets in the program.

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