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Video: NYPD Cops' Rough Arrest of Homeless Man

October 15, 2012  | 

VIDEO: NYPD Cop's Fight with Homeless Man

Jewish leaders on Monday denounced the New York Police Department's rough arrest of a homeless man at a Brooklyn center for at-risk youth earlier this month.

Hassidic leaders and elected officials demanded an investigation into the Oct. 8 arrest of Ehud Haleavy, 21, at the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults in Crown Heights.

Officers responded after someone in the center reported Haleavy sleeping in the woman's section. Officers confronted Haleavy, who was reportedly drunk. After Haleavy pushed an officer, the officer can be seen wrestling with and punching Haleavy. A female officer can be seen striking Haleavy with her baton and using pepper spray in video footage captured by surveillance cameras.

Center leaders said Haleavy had permission to stay at the center, reports Crown Heights Info.

Comments (7)

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Doug M. @ 10/15/2012 5:37 PM

Arrests of people who resist arrest and assault cops are probably going to be rough. What does one expect? A nice neat choreographed movie fight with stunt men? No - it's elbows, feet, sticks, pepper, tasers, and whatever.

Ghgg @ 10/15/2012 7:52 PM

Why don't some of the complainers work on the streets for a week & try to make an arrest with a drunk who is combative? Maybe cops should just walk away whenever danger is present? Let the complainers clean up the mess? 911 is the person violent? I'm sorry the police can't respond!

naynaybeme @ 10/16/2012 3:40 AM

Clearly he was hurt...they just tried to take him down. No blood, no loss of consciousness, no bruises. He's fine. Don't call officers and then complain when they do their jobs.

naynaybeme @ 10/16/2012 3:40 AM

REPOST: Clearly he was NOT hurt...they just tried to take him down. No blood, no loss of consciousness, no bruises. He's fine. Don't call officers and then complain when they do their jobs.

Cecilio Mendez @ 10/16/2012 2:17 PM

A drunken, 21 years old, inside a women-only section who attacks a LEO? Yes, take him out; fast and hard!

Regular Joe @ 10/17/2012 6:55 AM

This is our magazine and our forum. Why does "Police" magazine use suggestive titles like in this one "Rough"? I'd expect to see that in other media sources but not here. While it wasn't a smooth picturesque arrest, there wasn't any force beyond necessary as the title could lead some chuck to believe.

S.S @ 10/17/2012 8:38 AM

fellow officers click on the Crown Heights info. on this article and read the comments posted by citizens about this incident. It's sickening. They haven't a clue. Our main duty at the end of the day is to go home safely. The freaks don't realize that. Kinda gives you a clue on the mindset of some of these people out there. Be careful out there and watch your backs.

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