Maino’s girlfriend, model Maggie Carrie Heckstall, is planning on suing the New York Police Department for allegedly adding stress to her life after the May 25 shooting at a T.I. concert in Irving Plaza.
Heckstall, who was shot in the leg, says the police have been at the hospital since she was admitted, going as far as to deny her family visitation while they question her about the shooting.
“[Police] want to investigate and we get that, but don’t make her life miserable because she took a stray bullet,” her lawyer Emel McDowell says. “We understand the NYPD is doing their job, but she’s not under investigation. She’s not in custody for the crime. She didn’t ask for police protection. She’s obviously a victim in this. They’re making her life worse by doing this.”
A cease-and-desist letter was sent to the police May 26, claiming Heckstall’s Fourth Amendment right is not being respected, and furthermore, the cops involvement is impeding her recovery.
The model had a metal rod inserted into her leg. She was one of four victims shot at the event, including Ronald McPhatter who was killed, and the alleged shooter Troy Ave, who accidentally shot himself in the leg.