Video: Cops knock out teen for smoking cigarette
The family of a 17-year-old New York teen has released a clip of a cell phone video showing a plainclothes NYPD officer hitting the teen while he lies in the gutter pleading with him.
Lawyers for Marcel Hamer say their client was suspected of smoking marijuana, but was just charged with disorderly conduct.
“Mister, it was just a cigarette, sir,” says Hamer in the video, right before a partially obscured strike that appears to leave him unconscious.
“Do you wanna get fucked up?” the officer says. “Yeah, get it on film,” he tells the boy’s friends.
Brooklyn Paper reports that the June 4 incident is under investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau. Hamer’s family says he has suffered from memory loss, dizziness, and headaches ever since.
Watch the disturbing video:
The video comes after equally disturbing footage showing officers swinging at and pistol-whipping an unarmed 16-year-old a few months later in Bed Stuy.
An investigation is underway.
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