Residents of Sunset Park, Brooklyn march to protest police brutality in the wake of several videos showing violent arrests.
It comes as police say an officer involved in one of the arrests has been placed on modified duty.
Protesters marched from 46th Street and 5th Avenue to the 72nd police precinct station house.
The march was sparked by two arrests caught on camera.
One video shows a pregnant woman being pushed to the ground by a police officer.
Police say the woman interfered when they were arresting her son.
Police tell us the officers gun and shield have been taken away. They say he is still getting paid but is not doing enforcement.
Protesters say police brutality expands far beyond their community.
“The main reason why we’re out here today is to really show solidarity. That here in New York City, this is a systematic problem with police abuse and corruption and crime, really, within the NYPD that needs to have a microscope on it, because we need to make some changes,” said Juan Ramos of the NYC Congress for Puerto Rican Rights.
Another video shows police kicking a man on the ground at a street fair.
Police say vendors weren’t cooperating when it was time to close down the fair, but community members say police officers didn’t give the vendors enough time to pack up.
Meanwhile, a pro-police march is set to take place on Staten Island today.
Organizers say the march is not in response to last month’s rally by Reverend Al Sharpton, which called for cops to be held accountable in the death of Eric Garner.
The “Honor Our Police” rally is set to begin at 11 a.m. near Father Capodanno Boulevard and Sand Lane.