Tuesday, July 12, 2011
NYPD Officers Arrested For Assault
Two police officers were arrested Monday on charges of beating a teenager outside their Bronx stationhouse.
Officers Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28, kicked and punched Tyre Davis, 17, in the head, face and body on Feb. 18 outside the 46th Precinct stationhouse, prosecutors say.
Davis was leaving the stationhouse after being given a summons for disorderly conduct when he mouthed off to the cops and they beat him up, law enforcement sources said. Davis suffered a cut and a bruised forehead as well as swelling behind his ear, according to court papers.
An NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau investigation led to the cops' arrest.
The two patrol officers were arraigned and released without bail yesterday. They are charged with misdemeanor assault, harassment and official misconduct and were suspended, officials said. "The officers are looking forward to being vindicated ... in court," said the cops' lawyer Stuart London.