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Occupy D.C. Posts Video of MPD Officer Allegedly “Choking” Protester

As a member of Occupy D.C. hinted at yesterday's rally outside Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, the group posted video taken last Friday night of what appears to be an MPD officer wrapping his hand around the neck of a protester while Occupy D.C. was at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to protest a meeting of the political-action group Americans for Prosperity.

In the video, which is somewhat blurry, an officer appears to wrap one hand around the Occupy member's neck and the other on her shoulder and lower her to the floor, while at least one onlooker screams, "Hey, what are you doing?"

Occupy D.C. identified the protester wrestled to the ground as Georgia Pearce, who later that evening was one of four members struck by cars outside the convention center.

At the rally yesterday at the MPD headquarters, Arsenio Rodriguez announced he had video of a cop pushing Pearce to the ground, though he says the clip posted this morning was shot by someone else.

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  • Typical DC BS

    She's damn lucky that cop treated her so gently. When you disobey a cop in that situation, you better hope to be treated as well as she was while being peeled away from that door.

  • Jes’ sayin’

    Yeah, and the other side (the Teabaggers) have video of a 78-year old woman being pushed and injured by the OWS people, and they have video purporting to show 4 year olds being used as human shields by protesters. Incidentally, the one woman who was injured by the car openly admitted she had her 12 or 13 year old son along with her.

    The OWS people were attempting to hold people in the Convention Center against their will. They DID use violence in a few isolated incidents. They are damned lucky they were treated as gently as they were in that situation. Typical DC BS is aboslutely right.

  • Mike

    If this is police brutality consider me Miles Davis

  • matt

    Yeah, I guess we should all be so lucky as to be choked out by a cop.

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  • RV

    So this is what you call brutality? And this is supposed to inspire others to join your "fight for justice". Man, try some of your stunts in VA and see what happens. I'm not a millionaire, but i'm definitely not you either. Please don't attempt to represent me, thanks.

  • Typical DC BS

    @matt: if you think that's being "choked out", you have no idea what you're talking about. That cop showed restraint. Had to, with all those idiots "filming", just so they can try to sensationalize a non-story.