Despite a 1993 ban on chokeholds by the NYPD and all the media attention that Eric Garner’s death has amassed (along with other instances of police misconduct over the past few days), photos surfaced from this weekend that appear to show yet another cop using the prohibited tactic and this time it was on a woman who is seven months pregnant. According to police, Rosan Miller, 27, and her family were grilling food on the sidewalk in East New York and then some sort of confrontation ensued. The Daily News reports:
Officers went to the home over the weekend because Miller was grilling on a public sidewalk in violation of local law, cops said. But a melee broke out that ended with her, her brother and husband all in handcuffs.
The brother, John Miller, was charged with harassment and obstruction of justice. Her husband, Moses Miller, 34, was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction. Rosan Miller got a summons for disorderly conduct.
Internal Affairs is reportedly investigating the incident.
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