New York Police Officer to be Charged in Sodomy Case

From: Quinlan Law Enforcement Enews Alert, December 11, 2008:

“A New York City police officer is expected to be charged with beating and sodomizing a man with a police baton on a subway platform. A lawyer for the officer, who is accused of being the leader in the assault, said his client has been ordered to surrender to police for processing and arraignment. The victim, who works at a tattoo parlor, claims he was approached by several uniformed officers in the early afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on suspicion he was smoking marijuana. The officers followed the man into a nearby subway station, where they allegedly forced him to the ground, handcuffed him, and then assaulted him with the baton. The incident has sparked charges of police brutality similar to the case of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was attacked with a broomstick in a Brooklyn police station in 1997. The officer charged maintains his innocence and has been placed on modified assignment.”

Source: Reuters

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