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Surveillance video appers to show cops beating homeless man

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 00:59

Oct. 16 - A closed circut video camera captures a homeless man being beaten up by what appears to be New York city police officers. Julie Noce reports.

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A closed circuit camera at a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn captures potentially damning video... A man is confronted by what appears to be a pair of New York city police officers... then the male police officer begins to beat the man. Local media say the man was homeless and had been given permission to stay at the center. The video was posted on a local news website and has sparked outrage from local politicians who have called for the officers suspension. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOV HIKIND, NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYMAN, SAYING: "This behavior is unconscionable. And if not for the video camera to record what happened, we might actually believe that Ehud attacked the police officers and he never did. He's charged with felonies he's charged with all kinds of crimes and now I wonder how many other times are New Yorkers charged with serious crimes and there is no video camera to tell the story." Local media say the man is being charged with assaulting a police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment. The New York Police Department has not yet issued a comment.

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Surveillance video appers to show cops beating homeless man

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 00:59