Dozens of police officers aggressively shoved a group of mourners on Friday during a vigil for Sarah Pitts, an assistant district attorney who was fatally struck by a bus driver while riding her bike in Williamsburg last week, according to witnesses and video from the scene.
“They tried to hit people and knock people down literally during a vigil — you have candles, food on tables, happening at the same time in the park. It’s insane and it’s the usual NYPD behavior,” said Manhattanite Nate Brown, who posted several videos of the confrontations on Instagram.
Protesters march down Myrtle Avenue en route to McCarren Park during a vigil for Sarah Pitts on Sept. 11. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City
Dozens of police officers aggressively shoved a group of mourners on Friday during […]