Police: Viral video shows woman arrested while driving unregistered moped on Yonkers sidewalk

New police body camera video of the incident obtained by News 12 shows the moments officers arrested a woman back on July 11.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2022, 2:12 AM

Updated 740 days ago

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The Yonkers Police Department is speaking out to News 12 after an arrest incident that went viral on the social media app, Tik Tok.
New police body camera video of the incident obtained by News 12 shows the moments officers arrested a woman back on July 11.
Police say she was recklessly driving an unregistered moped on a busy sidewalk.
           
Investigators say they tried to arrest her, but she ran away.
           
That's when officers say they used a standard take-down technique to handcuff her.
Police say they later found a knife in the front compartment of the moped.
           
Multiple viral videos show the rapper, Styles-P trying to intervene in the arrest that he described as mistreatment.
             
On his personal Instagram, he said he was wrong for how he acted, but encouraged people to speak up in situations that don't feel right.
Police claim the woman has been charged with reckless driving, obstruction of governmental administration second-degree and resisting arrest.
She also received six summonses, according to officials.
Yonkers police released a statement reading in part, "The Yonkers Police Department routinely conducts full investigations into all uses of force by our officers."
The early stages of this investigation revealed that no strikes were used at any time during the incident and no force was used after handcuffs were applied.


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