Teen Says NYPD Falsely Arrested Him and Plans to Sue

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A 17-year-old teen from the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York City, alleges he was wrongfully arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Nicholas Simon, who has a serious medical condition, was walking home after playing in the park on June 15, when a group of officers surrounded him and arrested him. Surveillance video reveals Simon walking and bouncing his basketball just before officers jump out of a police car.

The footage shows more than three officers arresting Simon as a small crowd formed around him and several cop cars stop at the scene. The boy told News 12 Brooklyn that he still has bruises from the incident, during which he said officers put their knees on his head and back. Officers also dragged him from the ground in handcuffs, he said.

“They didn’t ask me no questions,” Simon said. “They just arrested me for no reason.”


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