Taisha Allen claims to have been targeted and beaten by police because she filmed a video of Eric Garner’s death while in police custody.
She has an injured arm and several bruises, which she said are proof of excessive force used by officers. She previously filmed a video after Garner became unconscious.
“He was like ‘Oh, you’re the [expletive] from the Eric Garner case’,” Allen told PIX 11 News. “He grabs me, throws me over the gate and beats me with the baton on my back. He drags me from the gate then took my arms and said stop resisting arrest.”
Allen said the incident occurred when she was trying to help her friend who was being arrested by police.
Allen’s incident with New York City Police happened about two weeks ago and was also filmed.