Sandra Amezquita is shown being arrested by a few officers when one proceeds to slam her to the ground, belly first, and sit on top of her while restraining her. Amezquita, who is six months pregnant, had to bear the weight of the officer onto her unborn child as the officer sat on her.
“I was afraid something happened to my baby,” said Amezquita, who reportedly suffered vaginal bleeding after the incident. “I am still afraid that something is wrong.”
Reports say that the NYPD officers were attempting to arrest her 17-year-old son for allegedly being in possession of a gravity knife, and when she and her husband tried to intervene, the pregnant woman was later arrested.
Amezquita’s attorney Sanford Rubenstein says that the officers used excessive force on his client, especially due to that she’s pregnant.
“What happened is appalling and should not be happening in New York City,” Rubenstein told PIX11 News. “These videos are pictures of the truth and those who take them are performing a public service.”