Here’s a textbook example of how so many instances of police brutality go. A man is searched for a clearly trumped up reason — they claim they were responding to a “noise complaint” — then is arrested for asking why he was searched. When he asks why he’s being arrested, he’s beaten repeatedly by a gang of officers. And it’s on video.
He was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting what was clearly an illegal arrest (and an illegal search in the first place). The case was so weak that the DA refused to prosecute and dropped the charges. This is standard operating procedure. In nearly every case of police brutality, they charge the victim with those two catch-all charges. The NYPD internal affairs department is now investigating, but I’m not holding my breath waiting for justice to be done. It rarely is.