Protesters spilled onto Atlantic Avenue and marched for several hours, condemning the department’s actions in relation to a social media video that recently went viral.READ MORE: NYC Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
In that video, an officer is seen punching a 15-year-old while responding to a violent brawl at the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station.
At the protest, a 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti for allegedly writing “pigs” on a cop car. Another female individual was issued a summons for allegedly spitting on several uniformed officers.Police: Burglar Steals Inspection Stickers From Auto Shop On Long Island
The family of the 15-year-old, who was arrested in the incident, is now suing the NYPD, claiming the officer used excessive force.
“There’s no circumstance where a 15-year-old should be attacked by a police officer. We certainly expect and anticipate that police are there to protect us, to serve us and to do what they do,” attorney Joey Jackson said Friday.
The police department says the cell phone video does not tell the entire story of the incident and that the district attorney’s office is investigating whether the officer used proper protocol.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?
That officer has been placed on non-enforcement duty as the investigation continues.