DA: NYPD officer caught on video shoving protester charged with assault

The NYPD officer seen on camera shoving a protester has been charged with assault, criminal mischief, according to the Brooklyn DA.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2020, 12:58 PM

Updated 1,450 days ago

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An NYPD officer who was seen on video shoving a protester in Brooklyn turned himself in Tuesday and has been charged with assault.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday that the officer has been charged in a criminal complaint with assault, criminal mischief, harassment and menacing.
The officer, 28-year-old Vincent D'Andraia with the 73rd Precinct, was caught on camera shoving a protester to the ground during a demonstration in Brownsville on May 29.
He is expected to be arraigned today in Brooklyn Criminal Court on a criminal complaint in which he is charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and third-degree menacing.
The woman, identified as 20-year-old Dounya Zayer, later said in social media posts that she suffered a concussion and seizure as a result of the encounter.
The officer had previously been suspended without pay.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.
 


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