Posted September 09, 2019 05:10:18A dentist in Queens has been arrested after a video surfaced on social media showing her allegedly striking a man while he was bleeding from the mouth.
The video, posted on the Twitter account of the Queens District Attorney’s Office, shows a man being pulled off a curb and into the street by two police officers as he is seen on the ground.
In the video, the man can be seen on a stretcher, pleading for help while the officers hold him down.
As the officer pushes him off, another officer can be heard asking the man to stop struggling, and that he had a history of violent incidents.
“What the f— do you think you’re doing, I’ll be calling the cops,” one officer says as he walks away.
Another officer then asks the man if he’s ok, to which he replies, “I’m not”.
The man can then be seen walking away from the officers.
The incident happened on Monday at about 8:15pm at the intersection of Waverly and Waverley Streets in Queens.
The officer involved was not injured, the DA’s office said.
“This is a disturbing and disturbing incident and will not be tolerated by the Queens DA’s Office,” the office said in a statement.
“The officers involved will not return to duty.
The Queens DA will take swift and appropriate action against those involved.”
The video comes days after the death of a man who was allegedly punched and kicked by a dentist in Brooklyn.
The dentist, who was not identified, allegedly attacked the man after he was pulled from a taxi by three officers and punched in the mouth, authorities said.
The suspect told police he was “a victim of an assault by a dentist”, authorities said in March.
A spokeswoman for the Queens-based District Attorney said in the statement that the office was “investigating” the incident.
“There is no reason to believe this was an isolated incident, but this investigation is in response to the death in Brooklyn,” she said.