Lawmakers demand the NYPD fire officer in altercation with protester caught on video
Federal, state and city lawmakers came together to demand that the NYPD fire one of its officers after a video showing a protester pushed to the ground in Brooklyn went viral.
The push has been seen by millions. During demonstrations Friday night in Brooklyn, an officer from the 73rd Precinct was caught on camera shoving a protester to the ground in Brownsville.
That woman, identified as 20-year-old Dounya Zayer, took to Twitter from a hospital bed to share that she suffered a seizure and a concussion as a result.
Democratic lawmakers from Brooklyn gathered outside of 1 Police Plaza Monday morning to demand that the officer be removed from the force.
They are also demanding that the commanding officer of the precinct, also seen in the video, be reassigned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the incident is under review--ordering a speedy investigation and discipline if warranted.
“If any officer is not right for a community, if an officer has shown that they are unable to work appropriately on the streets and with a community, they should be removed from work on the street,” said de Blasio.