New York City Police Officers Who Hit Unarmed Teen With Gun Have Been Charged

Surveillance video captured an Aug. 29, 2014, altercation that showed two NYPD officers reportedly hitting an unarmed teen with a gun in Brooklyn, N.Y.   DNAINFO NEW YORK SCREENSHOT
Surveillance video captured an Aug. 29, 2014, altercation that showed two NYPD officers reportedly hitting an unarmed teen with a gun in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Sources told the New York Post that officers David Afanador and Tyrane Isaac have been indicted for hitting unarmed 16-year-old Kareem Tribble with a gun during an altercation Aug. 29.  Two New York City police officers who reportedly punched a teen and then hit him in the face with a gun have been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court, according to sources who spoke with the New York Post.

The Post notes that on Aug. 29, officers David Afanador and Tyrane Isaac were captured on video in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood chasing 16-year-old Kareem Tribble, who allegedly took off running after the cops saw him looking into a van window.

The video shows the teen stop running and put his hand in the air as one of the cops catches up to him and punches him in the face. The teen lies on the ground and the second officer slaps him with the gun, according to law-enforcement officials who have viewed the tape and spoken with the Post.

Both police officers are expected to turn themselves in Wednesday morning and will be arraigned shortly after.

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Source: The Root | 

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