A video has surfaced on the Internet showing a trio of NYPD cops beating a Bronx man after he complained about a parking ticket.
The incident took place around 10 am on Dec. 31. In the video, three officers are seen repeatedly beating Heriberto Nunez in the face while he is on the ground.
“Why they beating him?” asks Alexis Jasmin, the woman responsible for recording the video. “His face is bleeding. They hit him in the face for no reason.”
The NYPD defended the actions of its officers, saying that Nunez lashed out at the officers after they gave him a parking ticket.
Jasmin was on her way to an appointment when she saw the Nunez and the officers going at it verbally. As the cops were about to leave, they exited their vehicle and proceeded to beat Nunez senseless.
“Please tell me why the cops got out the van, snatched him out of his car and proceeded to do this to him,” she wrote. “Please explain to me why the officer kept bashing his face like that.”
“This is exactly why I hate the police,” she added.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is currently reviewing the incident.