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Black NYPD Off-Duty Officer ‘Choked’ After Calling 911 Heads to Trial

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NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 – Today, after filing complaints with the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, New York City Civil Complaint Review Board and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office accusing White police officers of a brutal beat down inside and outside his Queens home, his case is headed for trial later this year in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Larry Jackson contends the White police officers – who responded to a 911 call from his fianceé about a gun-wielding man who tried to crash their daughter’s birthday party – mistreated him because he is black.

Jackson claims he was ‘choked’ beaten with police batons, kicked and doused with pepper spray after he identified himself to the White police officers in August 2011. He suffered a fracture to his shooting hand, nerve damage, and other related injuries and will likely have to file for a disability retirement, according to the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

“Unfortunately, this is a persistent problem in the Department particularly African-American male police officers being assaulted by White Officers it is the Department’s ‘dirty little secret.’ Mr. Jackson is looking forward to presenting his case to a jury where hopefully, they will hold the Department accountable for these officers’ actions,” said lawyer Eric Sanders.

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