Hundreds Protest NYPD’s Reaction To Video Showing Officer Punching Teen – CBS New York
At the protest, a 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti for allegedly writing “pigs” on a cop car. Another female individual was issued a summons for allegedly spitting on several uniformed officers.
The family of the 15-year-old, who was arrested in the incident, is now suing the NYPD, claiming the officer used excessive force.
“There’s no circumstance where a 15-year-old should be attacked by a police officer. We certainly expect and anticipate that police are there to protect us, to serve us and to do what they do,” attorney Joey Jackson said Friday.
That officer has been placed on non-enforcement duty as the investigation continues.