A video of a Chicago police officer assaulting an unarmed woman has gone viral, with many saying it was an act of racial profiling. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is now examining the event. According to the victim's attorneys, Nikkita Brown was assaulted without provocation while walking her dog on her way home. Brown's attorney, Saulter Law P.C., told the Chicago Sun-Times that the officer approached her as she was walking her dog at a park that had allegedly closed.Brown had already left the park and was going home when the Chicago policeman started following her and eventually attacked her. As the video demonstrates, Brown is not causing any damage and is just going home with her little dog when she is approached by the police. Brown seems to be recording the cop, which appears to anger him even more, as he reaches for her phone before to seizing her. As the policeman assaults Brown, she can be heard screaming "let go!" She tries to extricate herself from her assailant, but he was much bigger and seemed to be fearless of brutally assaulting Brown "for no reason," according to the legal firm.
“He tries to attack her while touching her body and screaming for help,” the legal firm stated in a statement. “This unprovoked assault lasts about two minutes; during that time, Ms. Brown's phone is taken from her and she is thrown from her shoes.”
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When Brown is eventually able to walk away with her dog, she can be seen on camera scooping up her phone off the ground. Attorneys claim the incident was racially motivated, pointing out that many other people were in the park that night, including a group of roughly four white people walking a short distance behind Brown. Patricia Roberts, who posted the video on Twitter and identified herself as Brown's mother, said in a tweet that the footage was taken by a city worker who followed her daughter home, "ensuring she was safe and not being followed by the police."
“Clearly, this was an instance of racial profiling,” they said.
When Brown returned home, she phoned 911 and reported the attack, submitting a complaint with an 18th District sergeant. According to her lawyers, she is now suffering from "mental damage" as a result of the "brutal, unjustified, and illegal assault." Rest certain that Chicago taxpayers will now bear the brunt of this aggressive cop's assault. The video below demonstrates what it's like to walk your dog in a police state.