The NYPD has been sued by NYC law makers for among other things excessive brutality unleashed upon OWS protesters.
Four lawmakers sued the city Monday over its handling of the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying police conduct is so problematic that the force needs an outside monitor.However, Mayor Bloomberg disagrees saying:
The city and police violated demonstrators' free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists' and council members' efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.
This police department knows how to control crowds without excessive force. . They do allow you to protest, but they don't let it get out of hand," he said after some council members complained about what they called police brutality at a March Occupy demonstration.Ah yes Mr. Bloomberg. This is what you mean by not letting things get out of hand:
And what does Police Commissioner Kelly think of all this police brutality conducted by his boys and girls?
To see more evidence of the police brutality unleashed against OWS protestors please click here
And read this wonderful article here
Note: Two concerns have popped up in the comments of this diary. The answer to the first is that four council members sued the city over police abuse. The answer to the second is the following (names of Council Members): Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams