Last week-end, the NYPD have been accused of arresting a journalist during a protest and of countenancing voter intimidation and suppression.
By Progress New York Staff
The top Federal prosecutor in Manhattan continues to ignore allegations that officers from the New York Police Department have engaged in ongoing unlawful arrests during protests, including of a journalist on Sunday, and of tolerating acts of voter intimidation and suppression.
It’s not known if the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss will continue to endlessly ignore allegations of police brutality and misconduct. For this report, the press office that supports Acting U.S. Attorney Strauss refused to say how much longer would she claim to not have watched social media videos that documented the alleged acts.
On Sunday, New York City police officers arrested a journalist during a protest in Chelsea, as documented in video cited in a news report published by Gothamist. A video posted on Twitter purported to show that a police officer allowed an election worker to prevent a woman from voting. In the video, the woman was described as having joined the waiting line before closing time, and a police officer stood by as the door to the polling place was closed in the woman’s face. As reported by Progress New York, the police have been accused, for decades, of committing homicides without prosecution, making mass arrests without establishing individual probable cause, and other acts of brutality.
In news releases issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New York’s southern district, Acting U.S. Attorney Strauss has described the police as a partner, who she commends, at times calling them “outstanding.”
- At SDNY, decades of looking the other way as commended partner NYPD continue to engage in a pattern or practise of violations of Constitutional and civil rights [Progress New York]
- EDITORIAL : To restore faith in Government, U.S. Attorneys must shine a light of transparency on the NYPD [Progress New York]
- POST SCRIPT : Police ‘Kettle’ and Arrest Nearly 60 Post-Election Protesters in Manhattan [The New York Times]