A new video released Saturday could potentially bring more trouble for the New York City Police Department, CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported.
The video reportedly shows a confrontation between a Brooklyn mother of four and police officers.
As WCBS 80’s Jim Smith reported, the video was taken four days before Staten Island man Eric Garner died of an alleged police chokehold.
Police said they were following up on a 911 call of a domestic argument in the building but had no specific apartment number. CBS 2 reported that they heard a commotion coming from Stewart’s apartment and wanted to investigate.
Police said they acted because they were not allowed inside the apartment to properly investigate and thought it was suspicious.
Once inside the apartment, police said a 12-year-old girl had visible injuries on her face and told officers she had been assaulted by her older sister and mother.
Police said when they tried to arrest Stewart, two other family members tried to stop them. Police also said Stewart bit one of the officers.
Witnesses captured the video, where Denise Stewart can be seen topless, wearing only her underwear and sitting in an open hallway surrounded by police, Brennan reported.
Stewart, 48, was handcuffed and lost a towel that covered her, leaving her topless for more than two minutes. The video shows Stewart falling to the ground before being covered.
A neighbor is heard on the video telling police Stewart has serious breathing problems, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported.
Stewart told the Daily News she did nothing wrong and was embarrassed to be naked.