“#Cop who shoved woman to ground during George Floyd protest to be arrested”
June 8, 2020 | 2:34pm
The officer, who hasn’t been officially identified, was a 73rd Precinct cop. He has already been suspended without pay.
It was unclear what he would be charged with.
The video shows him shove Dounya Zayer at a protest near Barclays Center on May 29.
The officer can be heard calling Zayer a “stupid b—h” before shoving her to the pavement. She suffered a seizure and concussion, she has said.
Zayer tweeted about the incident from her hospital bed, begging protesters to be careful.
“I beg everyone who is going back out tonight to protest to be careful. These police want to make an example out of us. They want to prove that they can hurt us and get away with it. Prove them wrong,” she tweeted.
A second cop was suspended after he was caught on video the next day pulling down a protester’s mask and pepper-spraying him in his face. The outcome of the investigation into that case hasn’t been released.
Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch raged against the planned arrest.
“Once again, Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD brass are sacrificing cops to save their own skin,” he said. “They created the failed strategy for managing these demonstrations. They sent police officers out to do the job with no support and no clear plan. They should be the ones facing this mob-rule justice.”
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