Stop me if you’ve heard this story before, or a few hundred times before. The NYPD did a stop and frisk on a young black man, as they do hundreds of thousands of times every year (almost always black, even though whites use and sell drugs at about the same rate as blacks), beat the hell out of him with nightsticks and kicks, then appear to have lied on the police report. A nearby surveillance camera caught them at it.
The cops claim that he had bags of crack and pot in his hand and that he punched one of the officers, but the video shows nothing of the sort. You can view the full video here, which I can’t embed, but you can view part of the beatdown below:
One officer even walks up to the guy long after he’s handcuffed and laying on the ground and kicks him again. The video shows that he had nothing in his hand, which means the police now have to explain where the drugs they booked into evidence came from. The DA dropped the charges against the victim and is investigating the cops. Chances are nothing will happen to the officers, but at least there’s an investigation now. The officers remain on “modified duty” during that investigation.