THE BRONX — Police are investigating a video that surfaced Tuesday of a pregnant 17-year-old girl screaming in agony after being shocked with a stun gun by NYPD officers at her Bronx home.
“Get off of me, get off of me!” the girl yelled as officers attempted to hold her down before using a stun gun on her — clearly visible in the cellphone video.
The incident, which happened around 10 p.m. last Friday, reportedly began with a fight between two men in a hallway of the girl’s Bronx apartment building on East 242nd Street.
Police initially responded to the apartment for a child locked in one of the units when they overheard a loud family argument inside Dailene Rosario’s apartment.
Dailene Rosario, who is reportedly 14 weeks pregnant, told PIX11 News she does not understand why officers turned their attention to her.
According to the criminal complaint, Rosario interfered with the officers and when officers tried to handcuff her, Rosario threw herself down and sat on her hands.
“Yo, why are you cuffing me,” Rosario shouted, according to the complaint. “I didn’t do anything.”
In the cellphone video, Rosario is seen struggling with officers until they shock her with the stun gun.
“It’s like your whole side is on fire and you’re being stabbed at the same time,” Rosario told PIX11 News.
A group of onlookers gathered around the girl repeatedly shout at the officers, “She’s pregnant. She’s pregnant!”
Rosario is charged with resisting arrest, second degree harassment and disorderly conduct.
“We are aware of the incident,” the NYPD said in a written statement. “It is under internal review.”
PIX11’s Ayana Harry contributed to this report.