Statement of Councilwoman Mendez on Brutal Assault of Stephanie Maldonado

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2014

Statement of Councilwoman Mendez on Brutal Assault of Stephanie Maldonado

“As we call for justice for Eric Garner, we learn about more cases of police using the illegal chokehold technique and excessive use of force against New Yorkers. Today, we are learning about a young Latina who was thrown to the floor after being handcuffed and then kneed to the face. Do police officers really need to put a pregnant woman in a chokehold and throw a handcuffed 120 pound young woman to the floor? We need the Inspector General to investigate.”

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Contact: John Blasco, Communications & LGBT Liaison

JBlasco@council.nyc.gov

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