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.READ MORE: Benet Academy Decides To Hire Amanda Kammes As Lacrosse Coach After Rescinding Job Offer Because She Is Married To A Woman
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.READ MORE: Boy, 15, Shot And Killed In West Chatham
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.”MORE NEWS: Fire Damages Bronzeville Home Where Bo Diddley Lived As A Youngster
Police Supt. David Brown has placed the officer on administrative duties while the incident is investigated.