WASHINGTON — Howard University officials are investigating a video that appears to show campus police officers dumping a woman from a wheelchair outside the university’s hospital.
Media outlets report the incident occurred several weeks ago. In the video, a male officer appears to be pushing the barefoot woman in the chair. Her legs are flung in the air when the officer stops abruptly and she tumbles out of the chair. A second male officer and a female officer watch as the woman hits the ground.
The female officer can be heard saying, “she threw herself on the ground.”
Howard spokeswoman Crystal Brown says the incident is under investigation and that the officers have been put on leave. She also declined to identify the woman or say why she was at the hospital.