Video Shows Rochester, NY Police officer Kneeing Pregnant Young Woman

By Davy V.

Although the video is just over a year old, it’s still very much relevant when it comes to showing the Rochester, NY Police department’s history of abusing citizens, and, very disturbing to watch.

The video starts off with a young, pregnant woman being restrained by three Rochester Police officers in front a Chili Avenue grocery store.

An RPD officer then yells at the young woman’s mother “I don’t care how old she is!”

While it is not clear what led up to the incident, what is clear is what happens at the 30 second mark of the video.

Shortly after a voice off camera is heard telling the woman’s mother “They’re not supposed to be doing that to your daughter!”, a Rochester Police officer is seen kneeing the young woman in her stomach.

One would think that the last thing Rochester, NY Police officers would be taught in the police academy, would be to assault a pregnant woman, especially by delivering a blow to her womb, where her unborn fetus is growing, REGARDLESS OF THE SITUATION.

Apparently, RPD officers are taught to do whatever they have to do, to restrain an individual, even kneeing a pregnant woman.

After all, what can you expect from a police force, and a Chief, who condones assaulting a disabled man in a motorized wheelchair, like Rochester Police officers did to Rochester, NY resident Benny Warr last week.





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Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.