(Update, Sept. 21) – Rochester City Councilman and Public Safety Committee Chair Adam McFadden has called a meeting to discuss police brutality in Rochester Sept. 21.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers, at 30 Church St, and is open to the public.
McFadden reportedly said he called the meeting to discuss the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve, both locally and nationally, in light of recent events, including the arrest of a woman near Hollenbeck St. on Sept. 16.
(From Sept. 20) – Video of an officer from the Rochester Police Department has gone viral following officers use of force while arresting a woman near Ave. A and Hollenbeck streets on Sept. 16.
According to an article in the Democrat and Chronicle, the video shows officers forcing the woman to the ground after ordering her to leave the sidewalk, and return to a nearby property.
“You were told to leave multiple times,” an officer states in the video. “You either go now or you go to jail. Get on the property, now. Go on there.”
Just as the woman begins to head to the property, officers approach her, and forcefully push her to the ground as they are placing her under arrest.
Reportedly, police also arrested the man who recorded the incident, Clarence Thompson, 41.
Since the incident, the video has been viewed over 300,000 times on Facebook, and, according to the article, City Councilman Adam McFadden will discuss the video at a public safety meeting Wednesday.
Click on the image below to view the arrest.