Investigation launched after NY cops allegedly Taser pregnant Bronx teen

WABC Dailene Rosario 17 alleged that a NYPD police officer used a Taser on her while she was 14 weeks pregnant

Video shows about a dozen officers surrounding 17-year-old Dailene Rosario, who is 14 weeks pregnant.

A pregnant teen fears for the well-being of her unborn baby following an incident that ended with her tumbling to the ground after being tased.

"Get off of me, get off of me!" she reportedly yelled.

She says she repeatedly told the officers she was pregnant, and the viral video of the incident backs her up, showing that officers were told repeatedly by both her and her boyfriend.

Meanwhile, a man can be heard in the video shouting that Rosario is pregnant.

According to reports, police had entered the apartment building in response to a report of an asthma attack, but after learning that two men were fighting on another floor, they called for backup, which garnered the help of about 10 additional officers.

Rosario is charged with resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct, according to the criminal complaint. "He said, 'Oh you're refusing, '" she said.

The teen said that "there was more than enough officers" to handle her and that "there was no need for the Taser".




Police say the officer approached the girls and Rosario shoved him.

A witness can be heard pleading "She's pregnant, she's pregnant" as the officers zap distressed Dailene Rosario, 17, in her apartment. Rosario then threw herself to the floor and flailed her arms when other officers tried to arrest her.

Rosario's right hand was already in handcuffs when the stun gun was deployed and hit her in the torso, she said.

"I was screaming I was pregnant - the female officers when they came up, my sisters told the officers I was pregnant", she said.

Rosario was arraigned Saturday and she pleaded not guilty to the charges, said Patrice O'Shaughnessy, director of public information for the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

"What was the point? You tell me a reason why you needed a Taser", she said.

Rosario told ABC's NY station, WABC, that her boyfriend and her sister's boyfriend were arguing about a video game when a neighbor alerted police officers to the commotion, which she said was already over by the time the officers arrived.

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