Saturday, September 22, 2012
Reader report: Witnesses claim excessive police force following car accident on East 11th Street
Just before 6 this morning, witnesses say that the car photographed above slammed into two parked vehicles on East 11th Street after making the turn from Avenue C.
The man who crashed the car was allegedly drunk, according to witnesses.
Witnesses described the incident, in which NYPD officers allegedly slammed the driver's head into the ground multiple times. The 6-8 officers who responded to the scene also allegedly used pepper spray on the man who was already in handcuffs and on the ground, according to eyewitnesses. One person who watched this scene unfold described it as "particularly excessive" and "disturbing and unnecessary."
And here is the scene this morning... you can see the damage to two parked vehicles...