NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The NYPD is reportedly investigating the conduct of one of its officers after a protester was violently pushed to the ground during Friday night’s heated protest in Brooklyn over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
A video posted by the protester, identified as Dounya Zayer, shows her in front of the male officer on a street near the Barclays Center. He tells her to “get out of the street” and she asks “Why?” The video cuts off after that.
Moments later, other videos, including a video shot by Mohammad Mufleh Odeh (above), appear to show Zayer being shoved to the ground by the officer. Protesters rush to her aid and a man yells “get his badge number!” as the officer walks away.
“First he threw my phone and then he threw me,” Zayer said in a video posted from a hospital bed. “And I hit my head and I had a seizure and I have a concussion.”
Zayer was reportedly released from the hospital Saturday morning.
The NYPD told NBC News that the officer is under investigation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday morning that he was launching an independent review of the violent clashes between protesters and NYPD officers Friday night. Over 200 people were arrested and a number of officers were injured.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for the officer to be charged with assault.