Brooklyn family: NYPD used excessive force during arrest of 2 sons
A Brooklyn family wants to take legal action against police officers who they say used excessive force during an arrest on June 4.
The Blue family says dozens of police officers were on the Eastern Parkway due to protests that were happening nearby. They say officers ended up at the family's apartment building where a barbecue was taking place after the 8 p.m. citywide curfew had gone into effect. That’s when they say it turned violent.
The family says after being held down and beaten by police, the two sons of Tracey and Gregory Blue were arrested and facing several charges, including resisting arrest, unlawful assembly and obstructing governmental administration.
"My son – he was hit in the head with a baton in the back of his ear,” said Gregory Blue. She says he other son, who recently had shoulder surgery, now has wrist and hand injuries.
The family is asking for the charges to be dropped and for the Brooklyn district attorney to investigate what happened.
A spokesperson for the NYPD says the incident is under internal review. News 12 is waiting to hear back form the district attorney’s office.