A new surveillance video reportedly shows two New York City police officers assaulting a 16-year-old boy as they arrested him on a Brooklyn sidewalk – even after he put up his hands and surrendered.
In August, Officers David Afanador, 33, and Tyrane Isaac, 36, reportedly hit Kahreem Tribble, even after he motioned that he was surrendering. One officer allegedly used his gun to strike the teenager in the face, reports Huffington Post.
The high school student was reportedly stopped and arrested for marijuana possession. According to his attorney, Amy Rameau, the teen – who pleaded guilty to a violation – was left with broken teeth and bloody bruises.
“He’s not the same kid he used to be, his parents will tell you that,” Rameau said. “This case is only the beginning. These cops are operating with impunity. They think they can run amok. I hope this will send a message.”
Afanador has been charged with second-degree assault, which is a felony, as well as a misdemeanor weapons offense. Isaac is being charged with third-degree assault. Both officers have also been charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.
The police department has not commented on this incident.
In July, Eric Garner died from a heart attack in Staten Island while being arrested for the illegal sale of loose cigarettes. A grand jury is now deciding whether to indict the police officers who allegedly used excessive force to hold Garner down.
Source: Huffington Post / Associated Press
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