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Kansas City woman gives birth 2 weeks after cop put knee in her back

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 10/17/2020 Jami Ganz

A Missouri woman has given birth just two weeks after a hotly contested arrest wherein cop put his knee in her back with her stomach on the ground.

Deja Stallings' daughter is in the neonatal intensive care unit after she came into the world Wednesday via an emergency C-section, according to her lawyer Stacy Shaw, The Kansas City Star reported.

a man and a woman looking at her cell phone: Deja Stallings, right, is comforted by her lawyer Stacy Shaw during a news conference outside city hall in Kansas City, Mo. © Charlie Riedel Deja Stallings, right, is comforted by her lawyer Stacy Shaw during a news conference outside city hall in Kansas City, Mo.

Deja Stallings, right, is comforted by her lawyer Stacy Shaw during a news conference outside city hall in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel/)

Stallings, according to Shaw, had to visit the hospital three times since the arrest last month, which was captured on video and is now being reviewed by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Cops claimed that Stallings, who was issued with a municipal citation, interfered with the arrest of a suspect.

Demonstrators, who are calling for the police department to be defunded, started occupying the city hall lawn on Oct. 2, in response to the incident, and for two weeks have demanded the police chief be fired, along with the cop involved in the arrest.

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