On the evening of October 8th, a volunteer security guard at a Crown Heights Jewish youth center called the police about a man who was drunk and asleep on one of the facility’s couches. When the police arrived, they roused the man, identified by CrownHeights.info as Ehud Halevi, and after a heated argument, attempted to handcuff him. When Halevi resisted, one of the officers punched him in the face, beginning a two-minute assault on the unarmed man.
The incident was caught on the center’s security cameras, and the footage was recently made public by CrownHeights.info. Watch it above.