Video footage shows an NYPD officer repeatedly punching a teenager in the head.
Officials allege that the teen bum-rushed another cop, and put his hands on his neck, according to The NY Post.
The events, currently being reviewed by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, occurred in Marble Hill just before 9 a.m. on Friday morning, when the teen, Alfred Burns, allegedly tried to steal a bicycle from in front of a store at 225th Street and Broadway.
The bike’s owner caught Burns, 16, in the act, and flagged down cops, according to police.
Once the cops approached, Burns began to struggle, pushing one of them to the ground — and putting his hand over the downed officer’s neck, police say.
Rushing to protect his partner, the other, more muscular officer jumps on Burns, and proceeds to pummel him as a third female officer cries out, “Stop resisting!” It seems cops are trained to yell “stop resisting” when they are beating someone.
“No, what are you doing? What did you do?” a bystander shrieks repeatedly as the officer pounds the teen.
“No, that’s extra!” quips the person filming the video.
A pedestrian tries to push the officer’s hand away, but the cop swings his arm back, stopping him, the video shows. At one point, the unnamed cop slaps Burns in the face — and the female officer pushes his arm back.
The female officer finally manages to cuff Burns, with the two other cops still holding him.
Burns, of Morrisania, was arrested and charged with assault, petit larceny, resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property and giving a fake name, cops said. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment and released, police said.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that melee “is under investigation by the Internal Affairs Bureau.”
Police say that Burns was resisting because the teen was wanted in connection to other attempted robberies.
Police have not revealed the names of the officers involved.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)