Man claiming to be partially blinded by NYPD officer's stun gun calls for investigation

A man who says he was partially blinded by an NYPD officer's stun gun is calling for a criminal investigation into the incident.

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2020, 2:22 AM

Updated 1,437 days ago

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A man who says he was partially blinded by an NYPD officer's stun gun is calling for a criminal investigation into the incident.
Kenneth Bacote says he's now permanently blinded. Last Tuesday, he says he heard shots ring out outside his apartment at the Kingsborough Houses.
Bacote claims a police officer used a stun gun when he asked for more information, though he did not elaborate on the specific details because of the criminal charges against him.
He faces disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest among other charges from that night. Bacote is asking for those charges to be dismissed.
He is also asking the Brooklyn district attorney to launch a criminal investigation. A spokesperson tells News 12 the office is investigating the incident.
Bacote, a construction worker, says he's out of work due to the incident.
The NYPD says it is investigating the incident internally. News 12 reached out to the NYPD to ask what happened leading up to the use of a stun gun.
 


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