Fior Pichardo de Veloz, 55, is suing the Florida police department after they booked her into an all-male jail. Fior is a woman, police thought she was transgender.
Fior was visiting the U.S. for the birth of her grandchild. Fior, who was arrested on a previous drug charge, was forced to spend about 10 hours in a cell of 40 men.
The mix-up occurred after a nurse added the note, “Transgender, male parts, female tendencies” to her chart.