Nicola Robinson has accused a Chicago police officer of punching her in the stomach when she was eight months pregnant, sending her into premature labor.
The incident started Friday night when Robinson and her kids were outside and saw three officers chasing down a drug dealer. She laughed when they were unable to catch him, and that is apparently what set the officer off.
“As I got ready to walk in my building he punched me on my right side as hard as he can,” she told Fox 32.
“After he punched me, he presumed to say ‘you black b—h, you better be glad I didn’t hit you hard enough to make you lose your f—in’ baby,” she added.
The apartment buildings were equipped with security cameras, which caught the assault on tape. When asked if she thought the officer knew about the cameras, Robinson replied, “Not until after I had told him. Then that’s when the attitude about him started changing, and he got real quiet, you could tell in his face that he knew that ‘man I have f—ed, I have messed up.”
Robinson’s sister Monique Dickerson said she was also there to hear the racist rant and to watch the reaction of the other two officers.
“The other two officers who was with him were standing there and they’re looking like, ‘what are you doing?,’ but I guess they didn’t want to say anything,” she said.
Robinson spent five hours at a nearby hospital after the punch until she was cleared to return home.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority.