Pregnant woman says officer threw her to the ground

Posted at 1:34 AM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 01:34:06-04

SACRAMENTO, CA (KTXL/CNN) - A pregnant woman is demanding the Sacramento Police Department to take action after she said she was thrown to the ground by a police officer.

Frustrated and fighting for action, Zatyrua Abraham relived the moments when she said police tossed her to the ground outside her Del Paso Heights apartment.

"As I got up to enter my home, a cop grabbed my arm, twisted it, pulled it and threw me directly on my stomach," Abraham said.

Abraham is nearly eight months pregnant, but said that didn't stop seven armed officers from putting their hands on her and knocking down the door to her apartment while she was home with her mom and her mom's boyfriend.

"When they walked out they yelled out wrong house and walked out no apologies or nothing," Abraham said.

Sacramento Police Department confirms officers were at the Lampasas Way apartment on July 9 searching for a suspect wanted on a felony charge and a warrant.

Officers saw a man who matched the suspect's physical description at Abraham's apartment.

They said he ran inside when officers arrived and Abraham wasn't letting them in.

It turns out the man wasn't the suspect police were looking for.

Black Lives Matter Sacramento is standing up for her.

They demanded the department to name the officers involved in the incident, release a police report, body cam and dash cam video

"We demand the officer that threw Zatyrua on the ground is terminated and that he is no longer policing the community or the city of Sacramento,” Tanya Faison of BLM Sacramento said. “Lastly we demand said officer also be charged with battery and assault of Zatyrua and her unborn child."

As for Abraham, she said she's stressed about her baby's health, but doctors haven't found any issues.

The police department said a lieutenant reviewed the incident and found nothing substantive.

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