Suffolk County District Lawyer Tim Sini has dropped a number of costs towards a person who alleges he was crushed by police whereas he was being arrested.
– Cops on Lengthy Island tonight getting sued for what we confirmed you earlier this week, a person getting crushed by police.
– Physique cam video reveals a person getting attacked whereas he is handcuffed. The person accused of stealing a Jeep after which crashing into two Suffolk County Police vehicles throughout a chase.
– Two cops have been suspended, 4 others now on modified obligation due to all this. From The Hamlet of Mount Sinai, this is Naveen Dhaliwal.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: This police physique cam video clearly reveals the arrest of Christopher Cruz final week accused of crashing a stolen Jeep into two police vehicles throughout a chase in Mount Sinai.
FRED BREWINGTON: He surrendered together with his arms up.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: However now Cruz is planning to sue the Suffolk County Police Division, his legal professional giving the rationale.
FRED BREWINGTON: As he stood together with his arms up within the give up place, they beat him to the bottom.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: Investigators say Cruz resisted arrest, even repeatedly kicked and spit on officers. The 30-year-old suffered accidents to his face and head together with extreme swelling.
FRED BREWINGTON: They put handcuffs on him. He gave no resistance.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: Suffolk County Police at the moment are accused of abuse and racial bias after that physique cam video reveals Cruz being kicked after which pushed to the bottom whereas different officers and even a supervisor watched.
FRED BREWINGTON: It was violence towards one other human being by cops who thought that they have been above the legislation and engaged not solely in brutality however in gang assault.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: That video, regarding sufficient. Actions got here fast. Two officers at the moment are suspended and 4 others placed on modified obligation.
GERALDINE HART: The actions of those two officers are regarding and what’s equally unacceptable is the variety of officers who didn’t intervene, which is a direct violation of our guidelines and procedures.
NAVEEN DHALIWAL: Now, Cruz’s legal professional calling for the officers to be named and terminated.
FRED BREWINGTON: This isn’t a remoted incident in Suffolk or Nassau. And this can be a horrible atrocity, notably when a so-called boss was on the scene.