Marcel Hamer, 17, was punched out June 4 as he pleaded with the officer that he was smoking a tobacco cigarette, not marijuana. ’You wanna get fucked up?’ the cop asks before dropping the hammer. The officer has since been suspended in the latest viral video black eye for the NYPD.
“Mister, it was just a cigarette, sir,” Hamer can be heard saying on the video.
“It was just a cigarette.”
As the officer notices a person videotaping the incident, he taunts the individual, “Yeah, get it on film.”
Although the alleged knockout blow is not seen, the teen appears to be unconscious at the end of the footage.
“You knocked him out!” one of Hamer’s friends could be heard saying.
The law firm released the video the same day as another piece of footage surfaced showing officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant punch and pistol-whip an unarmed teen who has his hands raised in surrender. Police arrested the teen for marijuana possession, according to a report by DNAinfo.
Another video, obtained by the Daily News, shows an officer allegedly removing $1,300 from Lomard Joye’s pocket during a stop-and-frisk in Coney Island. Joye was then pepper sprayed when he demanded his money back.
When Joye’s sister, Lateefah Joye, tried to get the cop’s badge number, she too was pepper sprayed.
The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating all three incidents.