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NYPD Cop Shoots Pregnant Teen with Taser

A pregnant woman was shot with a taser by a NYPD officer in the Bronx, and the chaotic scene was caught on camera, WABC reports.

Dailene Rosario, who is 14 weeks pregnant, said she is terrified to find out how the incident will affect her child because she has a history of complicated pregnancies. Last September, Rosario delivered a stillborn baby at eight months.

“I was screaming I was pregnant the whole time,” the teen said. “I was telling them, ‘Get off me, I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Video of Friday’s incident shows a sea of blue uniforms as three officers attempt to restrain the 17-year-old in the hallway outside of her family’s apartment. Soon after, the sound of a taser and more screaming can be heard.

Rosario said her boyfriend and her sister’s boyfriend, who are brothers, were arguing over a video game. Officers left their initial call and came up to their apartment, but the commotion was already over, they said. Rosario said the group asked officers for a warrant before allowing them inside.

“He said, ‘Oh, you’re refusing,'” Rosario said. “Next thing I know, he grabbed my arm and pulled me into and crowd of cops. Somebody was pinching me, and then I got tased …(my right hand) was already in the cuff and then I ended up on the floor.”

Rosario was hit in her right torso. She also incurred a bruise from when she fell to the ground. She was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment.

“Because they fought over a video game, about leaving it a friend’s house,” Rosario said. “So that all boiled down to that, to then me and her boyfriend getting arrested. The way it went down was just ridiculous.”

The NYPD said in a statement that it was “aware of the incident” and that “it is under internal review.”

 

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