An NYPD cop whose wife called 911 for help against a gang of thugs says he was brutally beaten by baton-wielding fellow officers who stormed his Queens home. Larry Jackson suffered a broken right hand and multiple bruises from kicks and billy-club blows he said he got from the men in blue called to his home when a gunman menaced guests at his daughter’s birthday party.
“To get my butt beat like that was unnecessary,” said the six-year veteran assigned to the 110th Precinct. “We called the police, and this is what happened to me. I’m shocked, angry and disappointed,” said the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Jackson. Prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau are probing his claims. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Jackson “was injured as a result of a dispute at the party.” A spokeswoman did not return a call for further comment.
Jackson’s wife, Charlene, made a 911 call around 1:15 a.m. Sunday as her unarmed husband faced down thugs armed with a gun and bats who showed up as partygoers started leaving his home in Rochdale.
“I told the 911 operator it’s my daughter’s 21st birthday and my husband is a police officer and there’s a young man with a gun,” she said. The couple said cops hit at least six family members and friends with batons. Their stepson, a cousin and a nephew were charged with disorderly conduct. Larry Jackson’s gun and badge were taken and he was placed on modified duty.
“What’s most disturbing is there were supervisors on the scene who did nothing,” said lawyer Sanders.
So let us get this straight, the wife called the police when a fight broke out at their daughter’s birthday party, the police came and beat up everyone, and no one ever informed them that dude was a cop himself? Police brutality at its best, when they’re beating up their own kind and don’t even know it. SMH.