NYPD Cop Allegedly Took $1,300 From Man, Pepper-Sprayed Him When He Complained
And here’s a perfect example of what I was talking about in my previous page. The assumption is that this 35 year old man couldn’t have legitimately earned the money he was carrying. A 14 year old with $1,300 in cash I could understand but a grown man?
The video is very short and what happened before might shed a different light on things. But we do see the officer take the money, slap the man, pepper spray the man, and pepper spray his sister. If the man had been violent toward the cop wouldn’t other officers on the scene have intervened?
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office is investigating allegations that an NYPD cop swiped more than $1,000 from a man during a stop-and-frisk, then pepper-sprayed him and his sister when they complained, the Daily News has learned.
The encounter was captured on a cell phone video, which has been turned over to prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau.
“One of the most disturbing things about the video is the other cops standing around watching and doing nothing to stop the wrongdoing,” lawyer Robert Marinelli said Wednesday.
Marinelli represents the siblings who were pepper-sprayed — Lamard Joye, who claims the cop took $1,300 from his pocket, money that has still not been accounted for, and his sister Lateefah Joye, a professional basketball player in Europe, who tried to get the cop’s badge number.
“I believe that this officer made an assumption that any money Mr. Joye possessed was obtained illegally and therefore he would not report the theft. This assumption was wrong. Mr. Joye is a hardworking taxpayer deserving respect,” said Marinelli.