By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– A Chicago woman seen struggling with a police officer on North Avenue Beach is speaking out publicly for the fist time since the incident.

Video shows a beach brawl between Nikkita Brown and the male officer. Witness video shows Brown holding onto a dog as the officer initially grips her arm.

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The two struggle as the pet gets on its hind legs at one point. The woman and the officer both hold onto each other for a minute before they let go and each walk away.

The woman said she later called 911, claiming she was racially profiled.

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Thursday, on Good Morning America, Brown explained why she took out her cell phone.

“I was looking to see who I could call for help at that point,” She said. “Even if someone didn’t answer, at least leave a voice message that says ‘hello hi, this is where I am, this is what’s happening. If you call me in the morning and don’t reach me, I am in jail or worse.”

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Police Supt. David Brown has placed the officer on administrative duties while the incident is investigated.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff