Crown Heights — A parking ticket given to a woman Saturday night in Crown Heights led to an altercation with police.
Witnesses on Franklin Avenue say they saw 27-year-old Nicole Edite receive a ticket for double parking in front of a store. But they say after the Brooklyn woman cursed at the officer and snatched her ticket away, the officer turned violent and threw the woman to the ground. Witnesses are calling the incident police brutality.
Police say that Edite was in the wrong. Police told News 12 Brooklyn snatching the summons was considered “physical contact.” Edite faces several charges including resisting arrest and harassment. Her family says they plan to file a formal complaint against the officer.