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Black man smoking marijuana violently arrested in Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Thursday Apr 2, 2020 | Police Misconduct

New York police are important members of our society. Every day they put their lives on the line to help protect and help the citizens of New York. Unfortunately, while carrying out their task of keeping city residents safe, they sometimes overstep their bounds. If a police officer breaks the law, they should be held accountable for their actions.

A man who was at a park in Brooklyn was arrested after a police officer noticed him allegedly smoking marijuana. The arrest involved an undercover officer who pulled a taser on the unarmed black man in a violent manner. The incident was recorded by a bystander and caught the defendant asking the police officer why he was being arrested and why the police officer was hurting him. Moments after the defendant asked the police officer these questions more officers ran to the scene and slammed the defendant to the ground. The defendant suffered an ankle injury and abrasions due to the incident. The Brooklyn Borough President is asking for an investigation to take place and the officers to be placed on modified duty.

Victims of police brutality need to understand that they have legal rights. If a person believes that they were arrested unfairly or were the victims of police brutality they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in police misconduct. An attorney understands that their client is facing worry and fear and want to seek justice for their experience. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the confrontation and advise their client as to what they should do next. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Police brutality is an unfortunate reality for some in New York. If an incident like excessive occurs it can be important to contact an attorney who is skilled in police brutality. It is important for police officers to be held accountable for their actions.