City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez said the NYPD has been overstepping its bounds lately.
"You don't put a pregnant woman in a chokehold. You do not put a man for supposedly selling ‘loosies’ in a chokehold," Mendez said at City Hall on Thursday.
Over the weekend, a pregnant Brooklyn woman was put into an apparent choke hold by police after they found her illegally grilling.
On July 17, Eric Garner died after being put in a similar hold by police as they arrested him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.