New York - NYPD Cops Caught On Video Beating Surrendering Hip-Hop Artist Inside Brooklyn Grocery Store
Brooklyn, NY - A newly released video shows two NYPD cops punching and beating a local hip-hop artist with their fists and batons inside a Brooklyn grocery store while the man’s hands are meekly raised in a surrender pose.
NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1HRhORl) reports that the video, taken from behind the counter of the Roslin grocery store on Bainbridge St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 7, clearly shows 24 year-old Thomas Jennings, who raps under the name “Sen Tekk,” attempting to surrender before being pummeled and eventually handcuffed by the officers.
According to Jennings’ attorney, Amy Rameau, police tracked down and confronted Jennings after a nearby pizza parlor reported that two men made off without paying for a $3 order.
Jennings reported he needed five stitches to close a gash over his eye in the incident involving NYPD officers Lenny Lutchman and Pearce Martinez.
On Tuesday, reps for both Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and NYPD Internal Affairs offices reported that investigations are underway into the matter.
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