NYPD officers fought a young mother to the ground and handcuffed her in front of her child for declining to wear a face mask, according to bystander video of the incident.
“I cannot breathe,” she’s heard screaming seconds after she’s taken down to the ground. The on-the-ground struggle continues for about another minute before Rozier finally gets up again.
CW: Police Violence
NYPD officers escorted a young woman with her toddler (both wearing masks) up the subway platform stairs, then forced her to the ground & handcuffed her, in Brooklyn this afternoon.
Police said she wasn't wearing her mask properly. pic.twitter.com/MasDh0YGn1
— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) May 14, 2020