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CCN Recently the New York City Police gave 23-year-old Santiago Hernandez a hard beating for nothing more than asking why they wanted to search him.
Hernandez was about to go meet a friend when the NYPD approached him and asked what he was doing.
The police said that they were investigating a “noise complaint” and they began to physically search Hernandez.
“I turned around and put my hands up,” Hernandez explained to local WABC.
But when the officers finished searching Hernandez, who had nothing illegal on him, he asked why they had searched him in the first place for a noise complaint. As soon as he asked this question, one of the NYPD cops slapped cuffs on him.
“I’m like, ‘Miss what are you doing? You’re hurting my arm,’” Hernandez recalled.
Only minutes later, surveillance footage shows half a dozen other officers showing up to help the initial officers punch, kick and beat with Hernandez with batons. Finally, they hosed him with pepper spray.
“They was taking turns on me. One kicks me, he steps back. Another one comes to punch me and he steps back. And another one comes and grabs my arm and hits me like 10 times with the baton. Another one comes and pepper sprayed me, they were taking turns like a gang,” Hernandez explained.
The video footage clearly shows Hernandez with bruises all over his body while officers beat him over and over. All of this for simply asking why he was being searched.
Hernandez and his lawyers are going to be filing a complaint. Watch the video below and help us SPREAD THE WORD!