I was just retained by a father and son who were assaulted by police officers assigned to the 60th precinct on September 3, 2010. This incident occurred in the back of a building located on West 27th street in Brooklyn. This incident began when the police officers arrested the son without a warrant and without probable cause that he committed a crime. After his arrest and while he was in handcuffs, the police officers began to beat him according to witness statements. Witnesses to this event contacted the parents who rushed to the scene. Once there, the parents of this young man witnessed the police beating their son as he was lying on the ground with his hands behind his back in handcuffs. The father then approached the cops to ask why this was happening and was repeatedly punched in the face by the police officers who then place him in handcuffs as well. The mother, who works for law enforcement, then approached the police officer and asked, “why are you doing this?” She was then told to shut the fuck up or be arrested. Both father and son were charged with nonsense crimes and taken to the 60th precinct where they were further abused and assaulted. The charges were later dropped or dismissed and both are receiving treatment for injuries they sustained as a result of this incident. What does an incident like this say about the current culture of the NYPD?
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