Woman seen in viral video demands action against officer she says pushed her

The protesting woman seen in a viral video of an NYPD officer pushing her to the ground is demanding action against the officer.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2020, 6:01 PM

Updated 1,445 days ago

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The protesting woman seen in a viral video of an NYPD officer pushing her to the ground is demanding action against the officer.

The incident happened near Barclays Center over the weekend.

The woman shown in the video was back at Barclays Center Tuesday, this time with her attorneys, demanding the officer involved be arrested.

In the video, an NYPD officer can be seen pushing the woman to the ground where she stays down as people rush over to help her.

That woman, Dounya Zayer, says she was peacefully protesting when the incident happened.
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She says she suffered multiple injuries after hitting her head, including a seizure and concussion.

Zayer and her lawyers identified the officer they say pushed her as Vincent J. D’Andraia. They're calling on the district attorney to hold him accountable for what they say was a violent assault and an example of the issue that sparked the nationwide protests currently rocking so many communities.
"I am in pain. My head hurts. I haven’t' slept in three days and I cannot stop throwing up, but I am trying everything in my power to keep myself together for the people who are depending on me to speak on the situation,” says Zayer.

Zayer and her lawyers also say a supervisor, Commander Craig Edleman, was there and did nothing to stop the incident from happening. They want him to be disciplined as well, saying police officers should be held accountable for these types of incidents.


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