A Chicago woman who claims her race led a white cop to grab her as she walked her dog on a closed beach thought she was going to die during the caught-on-camera confrontation.
Nikkita Brown told ABC News Thursday she immediately thought the worst when the Chicago police officer approached her after midnight on Aug. 28 as she walked her dog on North Avenue Beach along Lake Michigan.
“I thought I was going to die,” Brown said in her first public comments while flanked by her attorney. “I thought he was going to kill me. I had it in my mind that I was going to be shot.”
Cell phone video showed the white officer – who was put on paid desk duty after the footage surfaced – apparently telling the black woman to get off the beach after it closed at 11 p.m.
Brown started to walk off, but turned around at one point, prompting the