Dawn Bourgeois knows there is an element of danger to her job. As a female cab driver who works late-night weekend shifts, often transporting people who are intoxicated, she sometimes wonders if she’ll pick up a “sketchy” fare who might try to harm her.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Bourgeois, 40, was hurt while on duty. But, she said, it was a police officer, not a fare, who tackled her to the ground, twisting her arm behind her back and shoving her face into the cement, giving her a black eye in the process.
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