NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — One of New York’s finest claims he was beaten by follow officers who responded to his Queens home on Sunday.
Police officer Larry Jackson had a cast on his arm and plenty of bruises on his body after fellow officers allegedly beat him following a 911 call made by his wife.
Jackson and his wife threw a 21st Birthday party for their daughter at their Rochdale home during which a gunman started harassing some of the guests, 1010 WINS’ Carol’ D’Auria reports.
Jackson says he was eventually able to get the gunman to leave shortly before police responded to the scene.
When police arrived, Jackson – a police officer for 6 years at the 110 Precinct — and his wife say that officers from the 113 Precinct entered their home and one officer pushed Jackson with his baton. Jackson apparently then grabbed the officer, when another cop started choking him, according to the Daily News. Jackson claims the officers proceeded to kick and baton him.
Jackson and his wife say that six family members and friends at the party were struck with batons. Jackson also had his gun and badge taken and was place on modified duty, according to the paper.
Jackson, who believes the incident may have been racially motivated, said that he was “shocked, angry and disappointed” about the events that transpired.
“They didn’t treat me like a house-owner,” Jackson told the paper, “Everyone who lives in the 113th Precinct is not a perp.”
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says Jackson’s injuries came as result of a dispute at his daughter’s party.
The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is currently investigating the incident.