Activists demand action against officers for stun gun use that hospitalized Brooklyn protester

Community activists say they want actions taken against police officers captured on video using a stun gun on a man when tensions rose between opposing protests in Brooklyn this weekend.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2020, 10:59 PM

Updated 1,412 days ago

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Community activists say they want actions taken against police officers captured on video using a stun gun on a man when tensions rose between opposing protests in Brooklyn this weekend. 
Three days later, Robert Bolden remains hospitalized at NYU Langone. Activists gathered outside the hospital Wednesday calling for the officers involved to be fired and criminally charged. 
Bolden is captured on video recording another arrest when Black Lives Matter and Back The Blue protesters clashed in Bay Ridge Sunday. 
Police say Bolden hindered their efforts, and the video shows one officer shove the demonstrator before another gets into a brief scuffle with him - which appears to break up before that officer pulls out a stun gun and uses it on the 41-year-old man. 
Bolden fell to the ground as a result.  When he is seen standing back up, three officers hold him against a car to detain him. 
Bolden remains hospitalized with a fractured shoulder as his attorney and community organizers come together to pray for his recovery and call for the officers to be held accountable. 
The NYPD tells News 12 that the officer who initially tried to place Bolden under arrest fractured his wrist during the incident. 
The charges brought against Bolden in this case, which include assault and reckless endangerment, will not be prosecuted as of now. 
The Brooklyn’s District Attorney’s Office says the investigation is ongoing.
 


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