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Brooklyn, NY - Orthodox Man Whose Beating By Police Was Caught On Tape To Sue Officers, City

Published on: January 23, 2013 08:43 AM
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The brutal beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevi at the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults in Crown Heights on October 8 was caught on tape.The brutal beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevi at the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults in Crown Heights on October 8 was caught on tape.

Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn man whose beating by police officers was caught on videotape is now suing the officers and the city.
Attorneys for Ehud Halevy, 21, filed a civil rights lawsuit against officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese on Tuesday.

The suit stems from Halevy’s encounter with the officers at the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults in October.

Police said a security guard called 911 after finding Halevy sleeping naked inside the center.

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When Halevy refused to leave, video captured Vega punching Halevy several times before arresting him.

Charges against Halevy were dropped after the center confirmed he was allowed to stay there.

Halevy’s attorney, Norman Siegel, said his client is now receiving counseling for pain and trauma suffered from the incident.

“For all the New Yorkers who saw the video, when you see it, you want to put your hands over your eyes because very rarely do you see this kind of stark video of police brutality,” Siegel said.

The New York City Law Department said it will review papers related to the case.


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 Jan 23, 2013 at 09:32 AM mewhoze Says:

saw it after it happened. horrible

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 09:58 AM Against Police Brutality! Says:

This is another case of New York's "Finest" out of control. Even when juries award damages in these civil matters, the cops are rarely punished administratively by the NYCPD. Since they know that they can get away with this, they will do it again, and again!

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM yossele Says:

Bloomberg's "tzadikkim."

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM Sherree Says:

I hope they sue for everything they can get and I hope this sends a huge message to the city to clean house in the police department.

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