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Wallkill police officer charged in connection to violent arrest video

The officer, now identified as Daniel Traum-Steinberg, was allegedly seen on video body-slamming a handcuffed suspect.

News 12 Staff

Jan 23, 2021, 3:20 AM

Updated 1,242 days ago

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The Wallkill police officer under investigation for a violent arrest was arrested and charged Friday.
The officer, now identified as Daniel Traum-Steinberg, was allegedly seen on video body-slamming a handcuffed suspect.
Traum-Steinberg is now facing misconduct and assault charges.
The video only shows part of what happened during a disturbance call in the parking lot of Garnet Health in November. It happened after officials say the man in custody appears to cough on the officer.
Traum-Steinberg is currently suspended from the force without pay.


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