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NYPD under fire after police officer allegedly stomps on man's head


NYPD under fire after police officer allegedly stomps on man's head

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 26, 2014

The New York Police Department is under fire again for using excessive force.

A video recently surfaced that appears to show a NYPD police officer stomping on a suspect's head. The suspect, 32-year-old Jahmiel Cuffee, was on the ground during an arrest in Brooklyn when the incident allegedly occurred.

The police had stopped Cuffee after they saw him roll a joint on a Brooklyn street, according to the New York Daily News.

Cuffee was taken to the hospital after the incident for neck and head injuries. He was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. However, he was not charged with pot possession.

Since the video went public, the alleged stomper, 36-year-old NYPD Officer Joel Edouard, has been put on modified desk duty.

Earlier this month, 43-year-old Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by New York police officers. NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo was also put on modified duty as a result of that incident that inflamed the community.

Officals now say that changes in the department's use of force policy are in the works.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to