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Kelly Says NYPD Has Launched Brutality Probe Over 'Troubling' Video

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD is conducting a brutality probe against four officers after a video showed a suspect being struck and kicked.

The video shows 19-year-old Jatiek Reed appearing to resist arrest by throwing a couple of kicks and swats. Then it shows Reed being struck with police batons and kicked. One officer holds him down.

"Those videos are troubling," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday. "We have Internal Affairs doing a full investigation."

All officers involved placed on modified assignment and their guns and shields have been removed, police spokesman Paul Browne said.

Reed's mother told the Post that her son required staples in his head and arm.

Reed was arrested on assault charges. Information on his attorney was not available.

With the Associated Press

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RC from nyc

The level of violence used by these officers to subdue someone who was not resisting arrest is very disturbing. Once he was subdued why were they pounding him? The images tell the full story; this man was unarmed! This is Rodney King all over again. These officers need to be removed from the force immediately.
Not only was this man's civil rights violated but he was beaten ruthlessly. Justifiable lawsuits will be forthcoming.
Who are the real criminals in this video?

Feb. 01 2012 04:04 PM

Could we please have more coverage of this outrage? NY1 reports that an eyewitness had his door broken down and was assaulted by these same officers in an attempt to intimidate him so he wouldn't bear witness against them. The heat needs to be kept on the NYPD to do the right thing and fire these thugs in uniform, and the DA needs to prosecute them for multiple assaults on innocent civilians.

Feb. 01 2012 03:15 PM

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