Sunday, May 6, 2012

NYPD officers BEATING Bronx 19-year-old Teen Who had no drugs and threw no punches to precipitate arrest

New surveillance video of Bronx teenager Jateik Reed, 19, who was brutally beaten by police officers earlier this year, calls into question officers' allegations that the teen was carrying drugs.

In what his attorney calls a stop-and-frisk gone terribly wrong, the new footage shows Mr Reed moments before his encounter with police officers, walking down the street with his hands out by his sides - and NOT holding plastic bags of drugs as officers have claimed.

Mr Reed was stopped on January 26 by officers and was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and taken away by officers and charged with a variety of crimes - all of which have been dropped by the Bronx district attorney, Robert T. Johnson.

'Even if you don't have 20/20 vision. Even if you have some substantial clarity, you can see quite clear there was nothing, there were no bags in Jateik Reed's hands,' said Mr Reed's attorney, Michael Warren, to NY1.

In the criminal complaint against Mr Reed, officers claimed that the teen was carrying bags of marijuana and crack-cocaine-like substances, which caused them to arrest him. Read More