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NYPD Officers Taser Pregnant Teen During Arrest in The Bronx, Video Shows

By  Jeanmarie Evelly and Murray Weiss | February 15, 2017 8:40am 

THE BRONX — The NYPD is investigating a video which shows police officers using a Taser to shock a 17-year-old pregnant girl while arresting her for disorderly conduct in Wakefield, officials and sources said.

The video, uploaded Tuesday to the website WorldStarHipHop.com, depicts teen Dailene Rosario screaming in pain as several officers try to subdue her and one deploys a yellow Taser on her as she falls to the ground.

"She's pregnant," a man yells repeatedly into the camera.

The video was captured Friday when police officers responded to an apartment building on East 242nd Street near White Plains Road after receiving a 911 call about a person there having difficulty breathing, sources said.

Once inside, officers found two men fighting in the hallway while a group of onlookers — including Rosario — watched, according to a criminal complaint. 

A police officer asked the teen to explain what was going on, and Rosario said, "Nothing we don't need you," the complaint said.

The same officer then saw the pregnant teen fighting with another girl in the doorway of a nearby apartment, according to the complaint.

When the officer approached again to talk to her, Rosario reportedly yelled, "I don't want to talk to you," and "I just want to go," before shoving the officer into the apartment's door frame, the complaint says.

When police went to arrest the girl for the shove, Rosario "threw herself to the floor, flailed her arms, and sat on her hands, refusing to be handcuffed," according to the criminal complaint.

Both Rosario and the baby were OK after the altercation, sources said.

The NYPD said the incident is under internal review, according to a spokesperson.

Rosario was arraigned on Saturday on charges of disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on March 28, a spokeswoman for the DA's office said.

Legal Aid, which is representing Rosario, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.