NYPD cop seen tossing protester to ground in video under investigation

An NYPD officer is reportedly under investigation after a video surfaced on Twitter showing a cop hurling a smaller, female protester to the ground.

The video, first posted by Newsweek senior reporter Jason Lemon around 8:30 p.m. Friday, shows a uniformed cop using two hands to toss the woman to the pavement. She flies like a ragdoll into the curb as others scream “get his badge number!”

According to Lemon, the officer called the protester a “stupid f–king bitch” before throwing her to the ground.

The video, which has racked up 7.4 million views, appears to be taken a few blocks from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where protests over the death of George Floyd erupted in chaos Friday night across.

A young woman, Dounya Zayer, has since come forward to say it’s her in the video and debunk “lies” that she spit in the officer’s face.

“This was me, and I want to make one thing clear to all the people that are commenting lies below this video,” she tweeted. “I did NOT spit in this officer’s face. I was wearing a face mask. He told me to get out of the street and then immediately threw me out of the way.”

In a separate video monologue posted from a hospital bed, Zayer said the officer was “walking in my direction” and “I did not get in his face … I was standing in place … and I never put my hands on him.”

She also posted a second video, purportedly taken from her own phone minutes before the altercation, of the officer walking toward her.

“Get out of the street,” he said.

“Why?” she asks, before he swipes his hand in the direction of her phone and the video ends.

Zayer, a YouTuber who appears to be in her 20s, captioned the video: “This is the officer. He threw my phone before throwing me. As you can see I was already backing up. All I asked was why.”

The NYPD is investigating the officer’s conduct, according to NBC News.

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