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Police caught on video beating a Black man in a Target on Flatbush Avenue, Saturday into Brooklyn. A Target customer, Michael Rolland, recorded the encounter on his cell phone because he felt the police were using excessive force on the man who has been identified as 25 year old Alando Brissett. “One person, 50 police” Rolland stated.
Sources vary on what led cops to place Brissett under arrest. It was reported that the man had been to Target the day before the incident occurred and exchanged a few unkind words to a few employees that left one employee feeling unsafe when he returned that next day and police were called.
The man refused to give his name to the officers who claim he was resisting arrest, but the video shows a swarm of at least twenty cops at the time of filming. Twenty cops for one man seems a bit excessive.
It appears that four officers pinned Brissett down as he struggled and the 14-minute video footage shows a male and female officer punching him repeatedly in the back. One of the officers used his knee to pin the suspect’s head to the floor.
Target released a statement saying police were called to the store because Brissett was acting in a concerning manner.
The man was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.
To most who watch the video, it suggests that the police used excessive force. A spokesman for the New York Police Department said they are reviewing the video to determine if it is in fact a case of police brutality.
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