Video of NYPD officer pushing father with toddler raises questions about police use-of-force when a child is in harm’s way

May 15, 2023

Andrew Zahnd, a staff defense attorney at the Center for Family Representation, commented on how, once a parent is arrested, police can often make their own judgements about a child’s presumed safety under their care.

“One could very easily see the police attempting to add an endangering the welfare of a child charge if the child is caught up in an altercation involving an arrest, even if the underlying reason for an arrest has nothing to do with the child,” Zahnd said.

Read the full Gothamist article here. A version of this story also aired on WNYC on Tuesday, May 16. Listen here.