We’re so glad that police brutality is being brought more to the forefront, and action is being taken up against these cops who think it’s ok to violate someone’s rights during an arrest!
A Brooklyn cop was put on modified assignment Friday after allegedly stomping on a suspect’s head, authorities said.
NYPD Officer Joel Edouard, 36, had subdued Jahmil-El Cuffee on suspicion of marijuana possession on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 8 p.m. Wednesday — and then he booted the man as he lay on the ground, officials said.
The move stunned onlookers videotaping it.
“What is wrong with this officer?” one man screamed. “Look at your officer! You see that?”
Cops saw Cuffee, 32, roll a joint on the street and stopped him, police sources said.
He was taken to a hospital with neck and head injuries and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and pot possession, cops said.
Edouard is the second NYPD cop in July to get modified assignment. He was placed on desk duty and ordered to surrender his gun and shield.
Daniel Pantaleo was similarly reassigned after putting Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island in a chokehold on July 17.