Police officers beat a handcuffed man on a stretcher, according to two FNDY EMTs, the Daily News reports. The EMTs were called to the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn to restrain an emotionally disturbed patient for transport on July 20th. They described the patient as “combative” and witnessed him spit in the face of an officer. The report describes what happened next:
Pt. came out of the cell in cuffs. Pt. became combative with PD and (was) put on our stretcher.
Pt. was struck in the face by an officer … pt. spit in the face of an officer, whereupon the officer punched the pt. in the face multiple times.
Three cops began to punch the patient in the face, EMS (had) to get in the middle of it to intervene. Pt’s. wounds and injuries cleaned in the (ambulance).
The report also notes that the patient came out in “handcuffs and foot shackles.” The cops grabbed and threw the patient to the ground, then tossed him back onto the stretcher.
The emergency medical technicians filed the complaint after physically intervening in the altercation. The Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating. (Photo: Wikipedia)