Police Abuse

Chief OK with Cop Punching, Grappling Allegedly Pregnant Woman

Procedures were followed

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.—An officer struggling to subdue a woman at the scene of a family dispute acted properly when he hit her in the head and wrestled her to the ground, despite her repeatedly telling officers she was pregnant, the police chief said.

The chaotic Tuesday evening arrest of 21-year-old Brenda Hardaway and her 16-year-old brother was videotaped and posted on YouTube. WHAM-TV identified the person who took the video as the son of Hardaway's neighbor.

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