*If it wasn’t for the photo, this might be a bit hard to prove. But police are investigating whether a cop put a seven-months-pregnant woman in a chokehold as he attempted to bust her because she was grilling on a sidewalk in Brooklyn — an incident caught on film.
Photos released Monday by an East New York advocacy group show Rosan Miller, 27, struggling with a cop who appears to have his arm around her neck.
Though the NYPD prohibits the use of chokeholds, it appears its police officers never got the memo.
Officers went to the Millers home over the weekend because the woman was grilling on a public sidewalk in violation of local law, cops said. The “visit” ended with Rosan Miller, 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.
Former city councilman Charles Barron called the cops to complain and “expedite” the Millers’ release as soon as he learned about the situation, he said.
“This was all over a grill,” Barron said. “This is about grilling in front of her house.”
The advocacy group, People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect, released the photos.
Barron pointed out that the woman’s daughter can be seen in the photo watching her mother being arrested. Read more here.
Hear the victim speak about her ordeal in the video below.