A pregnant, 17-year-old young woman from the Wakefield section in the Bronx, was tasered by NYPD officers responding to a separate incident in her apartment building. The female, identified as Dailene Rosario, is currently 14-weeks pregnant. She is terrified for the safety of her unborn child because she delivered a stillborn baby at 8-months pregnant back in September 2016.
The chaotic scene was caught-on-camera and unfolded in front of a group of outraged neighbors. In the video, she is surrounded by numerous uniformed officers and you can see three officers attempting to restrain the 17-year-old woman. You then hear the sound of a taser and more screaming.
In an interview, Rosario said, “It was more than enough cops to handle me.” She said, “I was screaming I was pregnant the whole time. I was telling them, ‘Get off me, I didn’t do anything wrong.'”
The altercation took place Friday in the hallway outside Rosario’s family apartment on 242nd Street. According to Rosario, “They [NYPD officers] came from the third floor; a little kid got trapped in the apartment. This guy told them that they were fighting up here.”
Rosario said her boyfriend and his brother got into an argument over a video game. She said by the time the police left the initial call in her building and came up to her family’s apartment, the altercation between the two brothers was already over. She has admitted that they asked officers for a warrant before allowing them to enter her family’s apartment.
“He said, ‘Oh you’re refusing,'” she said. “Next thing I know, he grabbed my arm and pulled me into the crowd of cops. Somebody was pinching me, and then I got tased…(my right hand) was already in the cuff, and then I ended up on the floor.”
The pregnant teen was struck on her right torso and is also bruised from falling to the ground.
According to a statement by the NYPD, “We are aware of the incident and it is under internal review.”
Rosario has been charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
Having a hard time rationalizing what took place, Rosario said, “Because they fought over a video game, about leaving it a friend’s house. So that all boiled down to that, to then me and my boyfriend getting arrested. The way it went down was just ridiculous.”