New cellphone video shows NYPD officers from the 75th Precinct punch a man and attack another during a confrontation in Brooklyn.
Last Wednesday evening, Adegoke Atunbi said he was walking to the bodega in East New York to get a drink, when he noticed a commotion in the street.
A group of NYPD officers on Sutter Avenue, many of whom weren’t wearing masks, appeared to be arresting a man while passerbys and neighbors approached them.
“If I’m not mistaken that’s the mayor’s law—everybody should have a mask on,” said Atunbit. “I just had a feeling, so I whipped out my camera.”
It’s unclear why the first man was being arrested, but a few moments later, Atunbi and others would be punched, forced to the ground, and arrested.
As Atunbi and others ask the officers where their masks are, the police shrug them off. One plainclothes officer in a hat lunges past his colleague and begins punching a man for no discernible reason. The man is tackled and detained.
An officer wearing a bulletproof vest opens his baton and forces Atunbi back. Another officer yells at Atunbi to back up, and then shoves him to the ground. Atunbi said that the officer punched him in the face, and stomped on his back and legs.
“They didn’t even tell me for what I’m being arrested for,” he said.
Atunbi was given a desk appearance ticket for disorderly conduct at the precinct and released.