A pregnant woman was tased in the back of the head and arrested by New York police, who responded to an anonymous tip about her being pregnant.
Police said the woman told them she was going to give birth to a baby at home on April 6 and that she had been arrested and charged with obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
“The pregnant woman has been arrested on misdemeanor charges,” police spokeswoman Lt.
Catherine Burns said.
She declined to elaborate on the charges against her.
The NYPD’s New York Field Office said in a statement that officers were dispatched to a report of a “bungee cord” on a woman at the corner of East 68th Street and Park Avenue, where she had just been released from custody.
The woman was reportedly “unresponsive and unresponsive and was not breathing.”
Officers said she was handcuffed and had “unconsciousness” in the waistband of her pants.
The officers said they had to “stand by” the woman until a hospital ambulance arrived and that the woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
The ambulance transported her to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
According to the NYPD, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
The Associated Press does not identify pregnant women who are being arrested.
The AP first reported the story on April 4.