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New York Police officer seen on video pulling topless mother out of home for hitting her daughter

By Mason White 2:25 PM August 4, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A mother was humiliated in front of her family and neighbors after male officers pulled her out of her home without clothes.

48-year-old Denise Stewart of Brooklyn, said that police were called to her building in Brownsville, for a domestic disturbance, but they did not receive a specific apartment number.

When officers heard screams from her apartment they entered the home and found Stewart’s 12-year-old daughter with “visible injuries” to her face.

The girl allegedly told officers that her mother and older sister had beaten her with a belt. Stewart, who only had a towel on at the time of her arrest, refused to go with the officers.

Officers dragged her out of the home and into the public hallway without clothes. During the incident, Mrs. Stewart, who had been married for 16 years, suffered from an asthma attack and collapsed.

Many male officers handled the topless woman. One man was heard on video reportedly asking for a female officer to handle Mrs. Stewart, but his pleas were ignored.

Pretty soon, many of the Stewart family members were arrested. Mrs. Stewart was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her 20-year-old daughter Diamond, was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner prejudicial to a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her 24-year-old son Stewart Kirkland, was charged with resisting arrest.

Her 12-year-old child, who was supposedly the victim of the abuse, was also charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal mischief.