A closed circuit video camera captures a homeless man being beaten up by what appears to be New York city police officers. In the video a man is seen confronted by what appears to be a pair of New York city police officers. The scene quickly erupts in violence as the cops start beating the man.
Local media say the man was homeless and had been given permission to stay at the center.
The video was posted on a local news website and has sparked outrage from local politicians who have called for the officers’ suspension.
Local media say the man is being charged with assaulting a police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment.
The New York Police Department has not yet issued a comment.
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