Two New York City police officers were under criminal investigation for allegedly beating an unarmed 16-year-old who was raising his hands in a show of surrender, the news website DNAinfo New York reported on Tuesday.
The website’s investigative unit, “On The Inside,” obtained surveillance footage that it said showed the Aug. 29 incident in Brooklyn.
In the footage, two officers were seen running up to a teenager, who was identified by DNAinfo as Kahreem Tribble. The teen, reportedly suspected of possessing marijuana, stopped running and was punched in the face by one of the officers, according to DNAinfo. Tribble then raised his hands and the second officer used his gun to allegedly clock Tribble in the face, according to the website.
Tribble, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing 17 small bags of marijuana, according to DNAinfo, was released after arraignment with cracked teeth and bruises.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson were investigating the incident, according to the website.
“What’s depicted on this video is troubling and warrants a thorough investigation,” Thompson told DNAinfo.
Watch the surveillance video below: