A New York City police officer was indicted Tuesday for assault after he allegedly stomped on the head of a man in handcuffs, Gothamist reported.
Officer Joel Edouard, 36, was indicted on charges of assault, attempted assault and official misconduct, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office said in a statement to the news site.
“Police officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us all safe,” District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said. “However, this defendant allegedly stomped on the head of a suspect as he lay on the ground, which is unacceptable for a police officer.”
The July 23 incident occurred in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. It involved the arrest of Jahmiel Cuffee, 32, for alleged possession of marijuana, and was reportedly captured on video. Edouard was stripped of his gun after the alleged altercation, Gothamist reported.
Watch the video below, courtesy of the Daily News: