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“Oxygen, get my oxygen,” the mother of four can be heard saying to the cops, as they dragged her naked body down the hallway.

The Free Thought Project

Matt Agorist

August 3, 2014


Denise Stewart was just finishing up a shower when NYPD cops barged into her apartment.

At 11:45 pm, she was yanked out of the shawer and pulled into the hallway, naked.

The video shows a chaotic scene and an apparently excessive show of force by NYPD as over a dozen cops participated in the raid.

Kirkland Stewart, Denise's son, is brought into the hallway in handcuffs describing how a 4 year-old child had just been pepper sprayed.

“Oxygen, get my oxygen,” the mother of four can be heard saying to the cops, as they dragged her naked body down the hallway.

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Stewart, who suffers from sever asthma, was struggling to breathe. “Her asthma! Her asthma! Her asthma,” screamed an onlooker.

According to NY Daily News, 

The NYPD said they’d gotten a 911 call to the Kings Highway address but didn’t have an apartment number.

They heard shouts coming from Stewart’s apartment. When they knocked, she told them they had the wrong place and tried to shut the door, police said.

As cops tried to place the 12-year-old in their cruiser, she refused and kicked out one of the windows injuring an officer. She did not want to go with police.

According to an attorney hired by Stewart, the 911 call was in reference to a completely different floor in the apartment complex and cops busted into Stewart's place by mistake.

Stweart's son and daughter were both arrested and charged for refusing to go with police. Kirkland was charged with resisting and the 12-year-old was charged with assaulting a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

The city’s Administration for Children’s Services was called to investigate but didn’t find any evidence of neglect. The incompetence by NYPD has changed the lives of this family forever.