NEW YORK --- Two NYPD patrolmen were suspended after this video surfaced showing them beating a handcuffed suspect during an undercover drug operation, police officials said Thursday.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said he suspended John Cicero and William Green as soon as he saw the video shot by a witness looking out an apartment window in the Bronx on Jan. 5.
"We simplyare never going to tolerate something like that,'' Kelly said. "We are going to take swift and firm action when we see activities of that nature.''
Kelly said that two sergeants supervising the officers were put on desk duty pending the outcome of internal affairs and Bronx District Attorney's office investigations. The department didn't name the sergeants. (WARNING: The video contains adult language.)