NYPD officer gets desk duty after allegedly stomping on suspect
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer has been put on desk duty for allegedly stomping a drug suspect during an arrest captured on amateur video.
Police said Saturday that Officer Joel Edouard was ordered to surrender his badge and gun while the police department reviews the incident.
An onlooker videotaped officers struggling with the suspect on Wednesday in Brooklyn. After the man was subdued and handcuffed, one of the officers appeared to stomp him on the head.
It was the second time this month that an officer was placed on modified assignment based on video evidence. A video shot July 17 showed an officer putting Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold before Garner died.
A police union official said Saturday that videos “never present all the facts in a situation.”