- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A pregnant woman whose altercation with police led to her being put on the ground belly-first met with prosecutors on Tuesday to talk about what happened to her.

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein said he and Sandra Amezquita met with the head of the civil rights bureau of the Brooklyn district attorney’s office. Another woman who said she was pushed by police in the same incident, which was captured on video, also was at the meeting, as was Amezquita’s husband.

Rubenstein said District Attorney Ken Thompson stopped into the meeting as well. A spokeswoman for Thompson has said the office is investigating the incident.

A video taken earlier in September shows an officer struggling with Amezquita, who police say tried to intervene in the arrest of her 17-year-old son. Amezquita is five months pregnant and is due in January. She repeated her concerns Tuesday for her fetus’ health.

Rubenstein said Amezquita’s family “appreciates that prosecutors have met with them.” He added they “are pleased that there will be an independent investigation.”

The New York Police Department has said an internal investigation is underway.

In an earlier incident, another officer from the same precinct was suspended after a video appeared to show him kicking a street fair vendor and walking away.


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