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Video Shows NYPD Officer Hitting Teen In The Face With His Gun

 

Video Shows NYPD Officer Hitting Teen In The Face With His Gun

Posted: 10/07/2014 8:46 am EDT Updated: 3 hours ago
 
 
 
 

By Murray Weiss

BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and bashing a 16-year-old suspect in the face with a gun despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo New York.

The surveillance footage obtained exclusively by “On The Inside" shows the two officers catch up to marijuana suspect Kahreem Tribble after a brief chase in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

As the teen stops running, one officer throws a punch at his face. Then, as the suspect raises his hands, the other officer clocks him with his gun.

Tribble was arrested for possessing 17 small bags of marijuana and disorderly conduct on Aug. 29. At his arraignment, he pleaded guilty to a violation and was released with cracked teeth and bruises.

The officers from the 79th Precinct are now targets of a criminal investigation conducted by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson.

“What’s depicted on this video is troubling and warrants a thorough investigation,” Thompson told “On The Inside."

According to court records, law enforcement sources and the video, the encounter started in front of 1311 St. John’s Place at 2:20 a.m. when three anti-crime officers spotted the 6-foot-2 teen peering into the window of parked mini-van.

When the officers got out of their car to approach Tribble, he allegedly tossed away a small black canvas bag and took off running. The officers — one with his gun drawn — gave chase, concerned that the suspect had a weapon, sources said.

Shortly thereafter, Tribble slows down and stops and appears prepared to be arrested. But an officer, identified as Tyrane Isaac, rushes up to him and takes a swing at his head.

The teen ducks the blow and then can be seen retreating — with his hands up — to a storefront gate.

Officer David Afanador — his gun drawn — then catches up and rushes straight to Tribble, hitting him in the his face with his gun, breaking a front tooth and chipping another.

 

On the video, Afanador then holsters his weapon and retraces his steps to retrieve the canvas bag, leaving Isaacs to put the cuffs on Tribble.

But before he does, Isaac punches Tribble again and pushes him onto his stomach.

The video ends with Afanador waving the bag in front of Tribble’s face before smacking him with it.

A third officer, identified as Christopher Mastoros, can be seen taking no action to help Tribble.

Police Commissioner William Bratton has seen the video and was angered and embarrassed by it, a source said.

Sources say officials were particularly concerned about Afanador using his gun on the teen because it could have accidentally fired — injuring or killing him, another officer or an innocent bystander.

Afanador has been suspended without pay. Isaac was placed on modified duty, stripped of his badge and gun.

Both officers have been on the force for nine years and now face possible criminal charges and dismissal, sources say.

Mastoros, also a nine-year veteran, could face a departmental charge for failing to stop his colleagues, sources say. He is not part of the criminal probe.

Each of the officers has two other cases lodged against them by defendants alleging false arrest or being victims of excessive force, according to court records. The cases were not connected.

Mastoros made news two years ago when he was credited with helping save the life of a partner, Kevin Brennan, who survived being shot in the head after chasing a gunman into a Bushwick building.

The video is the latest to surface since the viral video of the tragic “choke hold” death of Eric Garner. Last week, Bratton told a confab of top NYPD officials that he was committed to rooting out bad apples engaged in brutality and corruption.

Sources say Internal Affairs was tipped off to the Tribble video a few days after his arrest.  Roughly two weeks ago, IAB supervisors brought their findings to Thompson to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

Patrick Lynch, the police union president, said the tape does not tell the entire tale.

“As usual, the video fails to capture the offense that resulted in police action or the lengthy foot pursuit that culminated in the arrest," he said. 

"Situations like this one happen in real time under great stress. It’s very easy to be judgmental in the comfort of an office while sitting in front of a video screen."

Tribble’s lawyer, Amy Rameau, told "On The Inside" that her client was heading home from a friend's apartment when the officers chased him.

"My client was minding his own business and they decided to chase him for no reason," she said.  "Their account is concocted to justify what they did, to cover their asses, to legitimize their criminal conduct."

 

She said in addition to suffering broken teeth, Tribble was bleeding from his mouth and "begging for medical attention," but was only sent to Interfaith Hospital when other officers at Central Booking saw him.

She said she plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD and the officers.

The clash has left the teen "petrified" of police and "traumatized and fearful that they will come after him again."

 

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We as "Black" people are going to have to notify SOMEONE/SOME COURT OF THE WORLD, that the White Men in America have become BLACK MAN TERRORISTS. These damn "cops" have lost their minds. They're becoming Nigger Exterminators via gun and flames.  Yeah, I said it!!!!!! They say it too.  They have teeth WHITER THAN PAUL MOONEY'S/ COTTON BALLS and SNOWFLAKES. I'll bet every second of every day, some white person's saying "N.I.G.G.E.R."  It rhymes with bigger and Trigger.  A bigger nigger can ride on a horse re-named Trigger.  Damn, I'm a poet.
 

Originally Posted by Norland:

We as "Black" people are going to have to notify SOMEONE that the White Men in America have become our TERRORISTS. These damn "cops" have lost their minds. They're becoming Nigger Exterminators.  Yeah, I said it!!!!!! They say it too.  They have teeth WHITER THAN PAUL MOONEYS.

+the UN is reviewing several of these cases including Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Mike Brown...papers have been filed to look at the Justice system and their current processes.  I'll post more on this later

Two, with guns, against a skinny teenager; yeah, they are real men.

 

It is obvious that no one in our (IN)Justice System, or in Congress, even CBC members, or any "lawmakers" going to anything about all these Lynchings of Black people in America, even when they are harassing, brutalizing, torturing and murdering Black children.  

 

However, people are not going to continue to allow grown ass armed adult men to brutalize, torture and murder their children for much longer.  

 

All this shit is going to come to a head, militarized police or not.  

 

Police are committing Domestic Terrorism against Black people in America; Again

 

America cannot criticize ISIS and Boko Haram when America is allowing it's police to do the very same things to Black people [or any people] right here in America.  

Originally Posted by RadioRaheem:
Originally Posted by Norland:

We as "Black" people are going to have to notify SOMEONE that the White Men in America have become our TERRORISTS. These damn "cops" have lost their minds. They're becoming Nigger Exterminators.  Yeah, I said it!!!!!! They say it too.  They have teeth WHITER THAN PAUL MOONEYS.

+the UN is reviewing several of these cases including Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Mike Brown...papers have been filed to look at the Justice system and their current processes.  I'll post more on this later

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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

Posted: 08/30/2014 8:31 am EDT Updated: 09/01/2014 6:59 pm EDT
 
 

* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record

* Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event"

* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination

 

* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

 

"Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing.

 

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a St. Louis suburb - and shone a global spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

"The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown," said Amir, an expert from Algeria.

 

"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials."

 

The panel of 18 independent experts grilled a senior U.S. delegation on Aug. 13 about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities, including within the criminal justice system.

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper told the panel that his nation had made "great strides toward eliminating racial discrimination" but conceded that "we have much left to do".

 

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, has been put on paid leave and is in hiding. A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence and the U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

Police have said Brown struggled with Wilson when shot. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

 

"STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS

In its conclusions issued on Friday, the U.N. panel said "Stand Your Ground" Laws, a controversial self-defense statute in 22 U.S. states, should be reviewed to "remove far-reaching immunity and ensure strict adherence to principles of necessity and proportionality when deadly force is used for self-defense".

Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old shot dead in a car in Jacksonville, Florida during an argument over loud rap music in November 2012, attended the Geneva session. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen killed in Miami, Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, testified.

 

The U.N. panel monitors compliance with a treaty ratified by 177 countries including the United States.

 

"The Committee remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," it said, urging investigations.

The experts called for addressing obstacles faced by minorities and indigenous peoples to exercise their right to vote effectively. This was due to restrictive voter identification laws, district gerrymandering and state-level laws that disenfranchise people convicted of felonies, it said.

 

Jamil Dakwar of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the U.N. recommendations highlighted "shortcomings on racial equality that we are seeing play out today on our streets, at our borders and in the voting booth.

"When it comes to human rights, the United States must practice at home what it preaches abroad," he said.

 

 

 

** Trayvon's Mother and Jordan Davis father both testified to this panel.  The UN already sent people to review the 'justice' measures in Ferguson.  To be honest, we, the People of Black America, should have done this DECADES AGO.  I remember Brother Malcolm X recommended this prior to his death in 1965.  

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