New Rochelle's Shawn Thomas claims police brutality

Shawn Thomas says NYC transit police beat him

Shawn Thomas says NYC transit police beat him after he videotaped cops detaining a man. (February 20, 2014 8:23 AM)

A New Rochelle man is alleging that he was assaulted by a New York City transit officer for taking cellphone video in the subway.

Shawn Thomas told an online news site photographyisnotacrime.com that he was at the Utica Avenue subway station in Brooklyn this weekend, when he began shooting video of police detaining a man.

Thomas says a second officer noticed that he was shooting video...

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