NJ Officers Placed On Leave After Punching Teen During Arrest

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Three police officers have been placed on administrative leave after they were caught on video punching and pinning down a teenager during a violent arrest in Dover, New Jersey.

A video obtained by WABC shows one officer punch Cyprian Luke, 19, multiple times in the face while another officer holds his hand around the teenager’s throat while he was restrained. Luke, who is in police custody awaiting a hearing, told the news station he is in a lot of pain.

“I know that there was multiple blows, there was multiple macings, after that they was dragging me to the ambulance, because I couldn’t walk,” said Luke.

During a press conference on May 20, Dover Mayor James P. Dodd confirmed the incident occurred on Sunday, May 19 at 2 a.m. According to a release sent to The North Star, the Dover Police Department approached Luke and his friend. Dodd…

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  • abynorml29

    THIS is more than “punching.” These officers continuously BATTERED, maced, but, most serious of all, STRANGLED the victim, which can cause, not only, long-term damaging effects, but can lead to death, after the fact. The headline is a little understated.

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