Looking For Witnesses: Local Journalist Investigating Halloween Incident On Court Street Involving the 76th Precinct And A Group Of Teenagers From Red Hook
Eric Umansky, a deputy managing editor of ProPublica who lives in the neighborhood, is reaching out to the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens community for information related to an incident on Halloween night that involved a group of teens from Red Hook. The teens were followed and then swarmed by uniformed and undercover cops, taken to the 76th Precinct in handcuffs, before being released without charges.
The accident happened on Court and Kane St., next to Watty and Meg. My wife saw it and took the attached photo.
I’m a journalist in the neighborhood and looking to hear from anyone else who saw it too. The police deny the kid was hit.
I can be reached at 917-687-8406 or email@example.com. I’m just looking to establish the facts as clearly as possible. I’m happy to not use names.”