BREAKING: Human Rights Watch () out with horrifying investigation. The brutal NYPD attack on hundreds of protestors in early June in the Bronx wasn't just criminal & unconstitutional. It was *planned*. NYPD used the curfew to trap, assault, & arrest.
“NYPD blocked people from leaving before the curfew, then used the curfew as an excuse to beat, abuse, & arrest people who were protesting peacefully. It was a planned operation with no justification that could cost NY taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Around 8pm on June 4, scores of police officers in the Bronx surrounded and trapped protesters as they marched peacefully through Mott Haven. New report + video with make the case for an end to abusive policing tactics in the US:
Human Rights Watch’s horrifying investigation. The brutal NYPD attack on hundreds of protestors in early June in the Bronx wasn't just criminal & unconstitutional. It was *planned*. NYPD used the curfew to trap, assault, & arrest.
US: New York Police Planned Assault on Bronx Protesters
. found NYPD planned the June 4 assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx—among the most aggressive police responses to George Floyd protests. Could cost city millions in misconduct lawsuits.
New Human Rights Watch report details coordinated & unprovoked police beatings & arrests of BLM protestors in the Bronx on June 4.