Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

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A Brooklyn woman who is seven months pregnant released photos that she said show an NYPD officer putting her in a choke hold as she was being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk outside her home. 

Rosean Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday and her husband, Moses, was arrested for obstructing government business, a criminal charge.

It's the latest in a string of reported choke holds by police officers. The move is not allowed under NYPD policy. 

Miller was expected to meet with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday to seek charges against police.

Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared on Monday that police-community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.

When arrested before he died in Staten Island, Eric Garner was taken down in what appears to be a choke hold.

But the mayor cautioned that citizens must respect the police and that each and every officer must respect the citizens.

Bratton said he expects several investigations into Garner's death, including a federal one. Garner's mother wife and children along with the lawyer for Al Sharpton's National Action Network on Monday went to the Staten Island district attorney, who told them he would pursue an investigation.

Activist Charles Barron said the mayor should have never appointed Bratton.

The mayor said the CCRB needs to have a more active role. In last two years, the CCRB had 100 allegations of police choke holds. Only nine led to punishment. The worst punishment an officer can suffer is the loss of vacation days.

The PBA, the union that represents uniformed officers, cautions that video alone is limited often doesn't tell the entire story.

 

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