Live Free Live Natural | July 28, 2014
Photographs released Monday by East New York advocacy group, People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect, show Rosan Miller being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer. The NYPD prohibits the use of chokeholds by its officers.
Miller, 27, is seven months pregnant.
Officers reported to Miller’s residence in Brooklyn this past Saturday because she was grilling food on a public sidewalk, according to police. Once on the property, a scuffle ensued with the cops which resulted in Miller, her brother, and her husband all being arrested.
Rosan’s husband, Moses Miller, 34, was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction. Her brother, John Miller, was charged with harassment and obstruction of justice. Rosan Miller got a summons for disorderly conduct.
Charles Barron, former city councilman, called the police to “expedite” the release of the family from NYPD custody.
This was all over a grill,” Barron said. “This is about grilling in front of her house.”
Barron also pointed out that the pregnant woman’s daughter can be seen in the photos watching her mother being assaulted and arrested.
This story comes on the heels of another ‘chokehold’ by an NYPD officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who used a chokehold on Eric Garner, July 17, in Staten Island. Garner, who was being arrested for ‘bootlegging cigarettes’, later died as a result of the altercation.