Charges brought against NYPD officers who assaulted teen
Two NYPD officers who chased down a teen and hit him in the face with a gun and assaulted him have been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
The officers continued to chase 16-year-old Kareem Tribble, even after he’d stopped running and had raised his hands.
Police Officers David Afanador and Tyrane Isaac chased Tribble after they spotted him peering into the window of a parked van in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Aug. 29, sources have said.
Tribble tossed the small canvas bag he was carrying and started running when he saw the cops, the sources said.
Surveillance video shows Tribble slowing to a stop and putting up his hands before one of the chasing cops punches him in the face.
After the teen lies down in front of a storefront gate, the other cop slams him in the face with a gun, according to the video and a law-enforcement sources.
The officers will turn themselves in Wednesday morning. They will be arraigned before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D’Emic.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is also reviewing two other taped incidents that suggest that NYPD cops acted improperly. A spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s office declined to comment further on the case.
May justice be served.
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