According to the reader:
Passing the gas station ... I heard a policeman screaming 'shut your door' to a woman driver one car away from tanking up. I guess she didn't cause the next thing I heard was her screaming. When I doubled back to see what the commotion was, she was on the ground getting cuffed! I was shocked to see such a display of force upon a mother in front of her two kids.
The reader didn't see everything that transpired here. So perhaps there was more to the NYPD's actions. Did anyone else witness this?