Brooklyn Cop On Desk Duty For Stomping On Subdued Suspect’s Head
In lieu of the death of Eric Garner after being placed in what looked like an illegal choke hold, the NYPD is under intense scrutiny. The latest instance of alleged police brutality involved a cop stomping on the head of a subject that was already subdued.
Reports the New York Daily News:
NYPD Officer Joel Edouard, 36, had subdued Jahmil-El Cuffee on suspicion of marijuana possession on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 8 p.m. Wednesday — and then he booted the man as he lay on the ground, officials said.
The move stunned onlookers videotaping it.
“What is wrong with this officer?” one man screamed. “Look at your officer! You see that?”
Cops saw Cuffee, 32, roll a joint on the street and stopped him, police sources said.
According to policed, Cuffee was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and pot possession. Reportedly, officials says that for now, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions because the video may not show the whole story.