Lawsuit: man sues NYPD over pepper-spray attack
A Queens man has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after an altercation caught on surveillance video shows him getting repeatedly pepper-sprayed during a bogus attack.
Stefon Luckey, 34, says the officers also hurled racial slurs at him.
Afterward, the victim said, a cop hurled a racial slur at him.
[Luckey,] who is black, is seen entering the deli, followed by four light-skinned cops. He struggles as they argue and one of the officers pushes him down an aisle, into a shelf.
Two of the cops leave and things seem to simmer down, when suddenly one male cop whips out a can of pepper spray and squirts Luckey in the face.
Luckey, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 300 pounds, covers his eyes with his arm and stumbles to the back of the store.
He’s alone in a corner for about 30 seconds, bent over in pain, when the same cop returns to squirt him in the face a second and third time.
Luckey then stands against a door, his hands folded behind his back. After a few seconds, two officers handcuff him as he puts up no resistance. But still not satisfied, the same brown-haired officer cruelly sprays him in the eyes a fourth time.
Watch the surveillance video here:
Luckey says he was waiting for his brother on the street when police pulled his brother over for making an illegal U-turn.
Luckey says he made a comment during the incident and was told to move across the street. He complied by walking into the Y&H Deli while sucking his teeth in disgust. But he was followed by police and told that he was under arrest.
Luckey sued the NYPD, who declined to comment on the incident.
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