Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
Kelly Says NYPD Has Launched Brutality Probe Over 'Troubling' Video
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
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