Yonkers minorities speak out against police brutalityPosted: Updated:
The Yonkers NAACP invited anyone who may have been victimized by the police to a meeting at the Riverfront Library Saturday.
The NAACP, along with volunteer lawyers and law students from Pace University, sat with the complainants and took down their stories in writing. From there, the allegations will be given to the Yonkers Police Department. The lawyers at the meeting say people often don't know what their rights are if they feel they have been victims of police brutality.
Just last week, a jury awarded $15,000 to Kenroy Facey, of the Bronx. Facey said he was beaten by Yonkers police officers in 2003. The jury in his civil lawsuit agreed that cops crossed the line. Since 1999, the NY Attorney General's office has only received three complaints about police brutality by Yonkers police officers and only one this year; that complaint was found to not be credible.