The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating after an NYPD cop allegedly stole about $1,300 from a man and pepper sprayed him and his sister in an encounter captured on cell video.
In the latest in a string of cell phone videos made public showing police in confrontations during arrests, an NYPD officer is seen taking money from a man in Brooklyn during a stop-and-frisk.
In the video taken on Sept. 16 outside the Surfside Gardens Houses in Coney Island, a man is pepper-sprayed after the officer reaches into his pocket and takes out cash.
According to published reports, the man said he had about $1,300 stolen from him by the officer. In the video, a man is heard saying “they stole his money.”
Police were called to the scene following reports of a gun, but no weapon was found.
The man’s sister was reportedly also pepper-sprayed after she confronted the officer.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and the NYPD are investigating the incident.