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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bronx News Roundup July 30

A police officer from the 52nd Precinct has been caught on video tape repeatedly beating an unarmed man with a metal baton in the Lower East Side, according to the Post. The officer, Maurice Harrington, who was working a "special holiday detail" on the day of the attack, has had his gun and badge taken away while the Internal Affairs Bureau investigates. Patrick Lynch, of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, says Harrington's actions were justified.

It's the second time this week that a video tape has surfaced purporting to show a police officer using unnecessary force. In today's Times, columnist Jim Dywer looks at how amateur videography is shining new light on incidents where before the only version of events was the official police version.

A Bronx mom is suing the city after her son, a student at the West Bronx Academy for the Future (located on the Theodore Roosevelt High School campas), was allegely dragged out of school in September last year and falsely charged, she says, with assault and robbery.

It's Wednesday which means the recently launched farmers market on West Mosholu Parkway North at Jerome Avenue is open.

1 comment:

  1. An absolute outrage. It is sickening to see the officers relentlessly pulverizing the man as people off-camera repeatedly plea "Why are you hitting him?"

    Good post, and very important that somebody got this on video..


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