In a video recorded on July 14th at a Harlem train station, a man is clearly seen being chοked and pυnched by an NYPD cop during an arrest.
This flies in the face of Commissioner Bratton’s “top to bottom” review of chοke holds as well as his decision to retrain officers on using the technique.
In the video, onlookers can be heard yelling, “you busted his nose.”
DNAinfo reports that the anonymously recorded video was sent to Harlem activist Rev. Kelmy Rodriguez.
“I was appalled when I saw this video, especially after the Eric Garner situation,” Rodriquez said. “Something like this adds more gas to the fire.”
It would seem that the second video shows a pattern of misconduct among NYPD officers.
The danger of chοke holds received national attention after Eric Garner, 43, dιed once police placed him in a hold. Garner tells police “I can’t breathe” before losing consciousness and dying.
The officer responsible for chοking Garner waved at the camera as the man was being taken to the ambulance.
Commissioner Bratton has met with the FBI and says he “would not be surprised if the U.S. attorney ‘decides to open a civil rights violation investigation.”
To make matters worse, video also shows several paramedics arriving on the scene but offering no medical assistance as Garner lay dying on the sidewalk. They were supposed to check the injured man’s airway and vital signs before immediately getting him into the ambulance but instead only milled around the scene for a long period while offering no medical help. They have since been taken off the street while an investigation is conducted.
Watch the video here: