NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Security video that captured the arrest of a teen drug suspect on a Brooklyn sidewalk has prompted an investigation of alleged abuse by two police officers.
The New York Police Department said Tuesday that one of the officers has been suspended without pay and the other put on desk duty pending an outcome of the probe.
And as CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, the video was released on the same day that the family of Eric Garner, the man who died after being placed in a police chokehold on Staten Island in July, filed a $75 million lawsuit against the city and the NYPD.
The latest video was posted on DNAinfo Tuesday, and was reportedly taken in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It shows a 16-year-old marijuana suspect running away from the officers on Aug. 29.