Three people were arrested in Brooklyn this weekend for failing to maintain social distancing, even though officials claimed people would be warned or fined. Each person was charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly, and disorderly conduct.
One of the people arrested says the officers weren’t wearing masks, didn’t give them a warning to leave, and that they pepper sprayed two people as a crowd gathered to watch the arrest. She says she was then taken to bookings, where she spent two days in a cell shared with 12 other women with no soap. She also added that during that time, everyone was only allotted drops of hand sanitizer.
She was released on Sunday but was not allowed back to work because her employer fears she may have been exposed to COVID-19 while in jail.