51-years old woman, a widow and a mother of five children has suffered a broken neck after a cop stepped on her neck. The woman disclosed that she was attacked by one of the police officers when she tried to stop them from beating her friend.
The incident happened in Parelheiros, the capital of São Paulo where a man was beaten by police. The woman said she requested a police officer to stop beating him because he was already unconscious.
She tried to calm tension between them as her friend was questioned because of loud music in his car. But in an effort to help others she suffered several cuts and got 16 stitches.
Video disclosed a woman lying on the ground and one of the police officers stepped on her neck. The other officers in the background dragged a man and later arrested him.
The woman was also admitted to the hospital because of a broken neck. On the other side, police officers said that a woman assaulted them with an iron rod.
São Paulo Governor João Doria announced the investigation of an incident. Two military police officers were suspended after the incident.