Yet another video has surfaced capturing what appears to be a violent arrest conducted by an officer of the New York Police Department.
In the video caught by a bystander over the weekend, a visibly pregnant Sandra Amezquita and her husband, Ronel Lemos, say they were attempting to intervene while officers arrested Amezquita’s son, seen sitting on the ground.
The arresting officer suddenly slams Amezquita to the ground, right before he forcefully shoves another woman out of the way.
“What we saw in that gruesome video is a woman who’s trying to protect her son, who is being stopped and frisked by police, and she herself became a victim, slammed onto the floor,” said Dennis Flores, from local blog El Grito de Sunset Park, the site that first posted the video.
“The first thing I thought was they killed by baby and they’re going to kill my wife,” Lemos said.
Amezquita says she suffered vaginal bleeding and bruises to her stomach. She was given a summons for disorderly conduct; Lemos was arrested for hitting an officer.
The disturbing incident comes just less than a week after another officer, from the same Brooklyn precinct, was suspended after being caught on video kicking a street vendor in the head.
The NYPD is reportedly investigating the latest video.