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As citizens around the United States are increasingly losing confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would like New York’s governor to grant him power to override local attorney generals in cases involving police killing unarmed citizens. Following the high-profile cases of Eric Garner and Mike Brown in which officers […]

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A disturbing new video shows an NYPD officer beating an alleged farebeater over the head with a nightstick — a move that’s “against department policy,” reports PIX11. The incident, which took place around 8 PM at the Myrtle Avenue (Broadway) J/M/Z station. The video begins with the officer pinning 20-year-old Donovan Lawson against a wall, […]

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In yet another shocking instance of police brutality caught on tape — at this point it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all their recorded infractions — a teen in Clinton Hill was knocked unconscious by a plainclothes officer for… smoking a cigarette. Apparently the cop thought that Marcel Hamer, 16, was smoking weed. According […]

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On Monday, the family of Eric Garner — who died after being placed into an illegal chokehold by a police officer — has taken the first step in their planned lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and six officers involved in the incident, filing a claim to sue for $75 million. The claim is currently under review. The police […]

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In surveillance footage obtained by  DNAinfo, a police officer is seen pistol-whipping a surrendering teenager in the face. The 16-year-old suspect Kahreem Tribble had allegedly ditched a bag containing weed and lead police on “a brief chase” in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. As he stops running to surrender, Officer Tyrane Isaac punches him in the face. […]

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According to a leaked report, the NYPD can’t stop choking people. The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) has been re-evaluating the prohibited chokehold practice after an officer used it on Eric Garner during a minor crime arrest. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. The CCRB report is incomplete, but its findings are clear. The NYPD has had 1,128 complaints […]

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Less than a week after police officers were caught on video punching and kicking street vendors in Sunset Park, another violent incident was captured by a bystander in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. The shaky footage shows an officer “tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground,” the Daily News reports. (Video embedded below.) At about 2:15 am on […]

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The man who says he captured video of the melee with the NYPD in Brooklyn on Sunday told ANIMAL that police provoked the confrontation and he recorded the exchange in case cops tried using a chokehold, invoking the death of Eric Garner. “I saw the cops starting shit and I said ‘Let me film this […]

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One of the men arrested in this weekend’s melee with NYPD officers told ANIMAL he is scared to walk the streets now and that he was an innocent bystander caught in the chaos. Edwin Rosario, 46, of Sunset Park, Brooklyn (where the clash with cops took place on Sunday) said that he left his house to go […]

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The NYPD is investigating another confrontation between its officers and residents after a melee — caught on video — broke out on Sunday in Brooklyn, cops told ANIMAL. UPDATE (2:20PM): ANIMAL contacted DCPI and they confirmed that an officer involved in the incident was suspended. (Read our interview with a person who was arrested and […]

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