Terrible moment NYPD officer BEATS 12-year-old girl at Staten Island bus stop
Horrifying moment officer beats up 12-year-old girl at Staten Island bus stop: An NYPD cop is suspended for punching a teenager in the head while trying to break up an after-school brawl
- An unnamed NYPD officer was suspended after video surfaced showing him beating a teenage girl on Tuesday
- The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at a bus stop near Edwin Markham Middle School on Staten Island
- The police officer was responding to a fight between two sisters, 12 and 14, and another girl and was beaten while he intervened
- The sisters were both arrested, with the elder charged with resisting arrest and assault and the younger on a juvenile report of alleged assault
A New York City Police Department officer has been suspended after video surfaced showing him brutally beating a 12-year-old girl while trying to break up an argument on Tuesday.
Horrific footage showed the as-yet-unnamed officer raining blows on the girl’s head while others tried to drag her out of the melee.
The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at a bus stop near Edwin Markham Middle School on Staten Island.
Officers reportedly arrived at the scene to break up a fight between two sisters, 12 and 14, who assaulted another 14-year-old girl.
The policeman in the video was hit by the 12-year-old girl and responded in turn.
The sisters were both arrested, with the elder charged with resisting arrest and assault, and the younger with a juvenile complaint alleging assault, police said.
The unnamed officer can be seen raining blows on the teenage girl’s head
Horrified users on social media reacted to the video posted to Instagram after the ordeal.
One person wrote: “No matter what she did; that is outrageous. The police have so many other better options.”
Another highlighted how the police officer appeared to use excessive force in trying to break up the schoolgirls’ argument: “That’s SO over the top.”
A third asked: “How much bravery does it take for a grown man to repeatedly smack a teenager on the back of the head?”
And another social media user added: “The cop threw about 8-9 punches, all with hammer fists to the back of the head.
“This is literally the most dangerous punch, illegal in any martial arts organization.”
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