NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman who was seen on video being thrown to the ground by an NYPD officer is demanding he and his supervisor be held accountable.
Video shows the officer push Dounya Zayer during a protest near Barclays Center on Friday.READ MORE: 3 Hospitalized After Crash Involving Firetruck In Brooklyn
Zayer said he knocked her phone out of her hand and when she put her arms up to protect herself, he allegedly cursed at her, called her a derogatory term and shoved her.
She also said a commanding officer saw what happened and didn’t intervene.READ MORE: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor De Blasio Says
“A push so violent that I had a seizure and I still have a concussion,” she said.
The NYPD said it is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: New York City Nightlife Advisory Board Suggests Legalized Drinking In Public Parks
Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he wants these investigations to happen quickly, and officers accused of misconduct will no longer police the protests.