The Brooklyn cop who shoved a woman to the ground during a George Floyd protest is expected to be arrested and charged Tuesday, police sources said Monday.
The unnamed officer who works out of Brownsville’s 73 Precinct was captured in a viral video tossing Dounya Zayer, 20, aside when she didn’t get out of the street back on May 29 near the Barclays Center. Zayer hit her head on the pavement and was hospitalized after the incident.
The officer is expected to be charged with assault and official misconduct and could surrender himself to authorities as early as Tuesday morning, according to sources.
A spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office declined to say if charges would be brought in the case, but confirmed there was an active investigation into the incident.
Zayer posted video on social media that shows her in front of a police officer that night. The officer tells her to get out of the street.
She asks him why and then the officer swings at her phone, ending the clip.
In a second video, posted by a bystander, the officer shoves Zayer aside — knocking her back onto the pavement, where she hit her head. The officer keeps walking. The onlooker said the officer called Zayer a “stupid b---h.”
“My head hurts. I haven’t slept for three days,” Zayer said last week at a press conference outside Barclays Center. “Since what happened, I haven’t stopped throwing up. I haven’t been able to sleep. And I can’t stop picturing what happened.”
On Monday PBA President Patrick Lynch said cops were being subjected to “mob-rule justice.”
“Once again, Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD brass are sacrificing cops to save their own skin. 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," Lynch said.
"We will say it again: New York City police officers have been abandoned by our leadership. We are utterly alone in our efforts to protect our city.”