NYPD cop caught on security camera repeatedly punching chained suspect after ‘flooded holding cell by blocking toilet’
- Mobile Video Hold Shows NYPD Officer Beating Eugene Blake on April 22
- Blake, who was arrested for theft, allegedly flooded the toilet in the cell
- The officers handcuffed him and seemed annoyed when he slipped on the water
- After Blake chains him up in a corner, he seems to say something, causing the officers to rush back in and push him against the wall.
- One of the officers then hit Blake three times in the head while three other officers worked to break up the men and de-escalate the situation.
- Blake claims three of the officers later moved him to another cell and beat him while the fourth officer “allowed and did nothing”
- Blake has filed a civil suit in Manhattan federal court against the officers
Shocking footage shows the moment an NYPD officer began beating a handcuffed suspect after the man flooded the toilet in a Manhattan cell on April 22.
The video opens with Eugene Blake, a suspect arrested for theft, walking away from an overflowing toilet that he is said to have flooded.
Two officers enter the cell and handcuff Blake, who seems apathetic to the situation. As they lead him to the corner of the toilet, Blake stumbles, much to the frustration of the officers.
Two other officers come in to help tie Blake’s ankles to the couch in the corner.
As they walk away, Blake appears to be saying something to the police, with one of them rushing back inside to press him against the wall. There is no sound on the clip and the words Blake said to the officers were not disclosed.
Another officer sits on the couch to stand over his lectures and hits Blake in the head three times before the other officers make an effort to get him away from Blake.
The officers entered the cell to handcuff Eugene Blake, who reportedly flooded the toilet at a Manhattan shelter on April 22.
When Blake fell, the officers seemed frustrated and two other officers came in to help
After Black was chained on the corner, one of the officers returned to hit him on the head
The officer hit Blake three times in the head before the others rushed in to stop him
While the three agents work to calm the situation, Blake is left motionless, locked and chained in the corner of the cell.
Blake is now filing a civil suit against the four officers of Manhattan federal court, according to his attorney, Alex Padilla.
Blake claims that after the first attack, which was captured on video, the three male officers moved him to a room without a camera to continue beating him.
The fourth officer, a female officer, reportedly “permitted and did nothing, although she had the duty and the opportunity to intervene and end the illegal use of force by her colleagues,” the indictment said.
None of the officers are identified in the court papers.
Blake had been arrested on April 21 on charges of robbery, theft with a dangerous instrument and assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm.
The NYPD said they will review the lawsuit if and when served, The New York Post reports.