19-Year-Old Blames NYPD For Gruesome Face Wound
An allegedly unruly 19-year-old boy who was popped by police after refusing to show his hands and cursing at them outside of a Queens YMCA center says he was wrongly abused during the arrest and is the victim of police brutality at the hands of the NYPD.
via Huffington Post
After members of the New York Police department arrested a teenager for “spewing profanities” and “ignoring requests to show his hands” outside a Queens youth center, a lawyer for the young man claims that he is an “innocent victim of police brutality”, the New York Daily News reports.
Robert Jackson was forced to the ground by police in a Jan. 8 incident outside the Flushing YMCA. In a press conference Tuesday, Jackson said that his arm was pinned underneath him during the arrest.
Photos released to the press show a gruesome, crescent-shaped wound that the 19-year-old sustained in the incident as his left cheek was ground into the cement sidewalk.
According to Gothamist, Jackson faces charges of “w**d possession, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration,” but his lawyer, City Council candidate Jacques Leandre wants them all dropped.
It’s no secret that you can’t act a fool in front of police officers who ask you to show your hands and not get arrested, but these photos definitely speak volumes to the fact that unnecessary force was used during this arrest.
Hit the flip if you think can stomach an even closer looks at this open wound…
Photo Credit: Law Offices Of Jacques M. Leandre