The NYPD is investigating whether one of their own put a 7-month pregnant Brooklyn woman in a chokehold while busting her for “illegal grilling.”
Pictures emerged Monday depicting Rosan Miller, 27, struggling with an officer who appears to have his arm around her neck after arriving at her home over the weekend because Miller was grilling on a public sidewalk in violation of local law.
After a scuffle broke out during the dispute Miller, her brother, and husband were all arrested.
John Miller, the brother, was charged with harassment and obstruction of justice. Millers husband, Moses, 34, was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction. Rosan Miller got a summons for disorderly conduct.
When former city councilman Charles Barron heard, he called cops to complain and “expedite” the Millers’ release, he said.
“This was all over a grill,” Barron said. “This is about grilling in front of her house.”
The NYPD prohibits the use of chokeholds, a tenet officers obviously do not always follow, evidenced by a recent case in which a man died while in an apparent chokehold. Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, died July 17 after a confrontation with cops who were arresting him for selling untaxed cigarettes.
An NYPD spokesperson would not comment on an ongoing investigation.