BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn -- A Brooklyn man, recovering at Bellevue Hospital, claimed two NYPD officers put him there.
Corey Green, 32, said officers severely injured his testicles Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
His father and attorney Sanford Rubenstein told reporters Tuesday, Green was with friends Saturday night when police questioned the group about a robbery.
Green was not the suspect and according to his father, and thought he was free to leave.
“They didn’t give him any command to stay still or whatever and so when he walked away he felt two police officers throw him to the ground,” John Green said. “One held him while one kicked him in the groin with a steel boot.”
According to the NYPD, that never happened. Police said Green fled and ran into scaffolding.
Police said there was an outstanding warrant for Green, due to a previous DWI arrest. Green was brought to the 81st precinct and when he complained of pain, police brought him to the hospital.
Initially, Green thought he lost a testicle, but doctors were able to save it.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating this.
“His clothes were all bloody because he was bleeding profusely when this happened and the clothes will be turned over to Internal Affairs,” Rubenstein said.
Rubenstein said Green’s injury may prevent him from being able to have any more kids. He has two children.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is also investigating the incident.