Update: Officer Assigned to Desk Duty for Stomping on Man's Head

New footage puts NYPD in more controversy over police misconduct.

Posted: 07/28/2014 12:30 PM EDT

Update: July 28, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 

A Brooklyn cop who was caught on camera stomping on a man's head while he was being subdued has been assigned to desk duty, according to the NY Daily News.

Joel Edouard, 36, also waved a gun toward Jahmil-El Cuffee's head while he was on the ground being arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Edouard was ordered to surrender his gun and shield as well.


A new video showing a NYPD officer pointing his gun at an unarmed man who is being restrained has surfaced online and is putting the city's police department in further controversy over its arrest tactics.

This comes only a week after footage of the choking death of Eric Garner by officers in Staten Island, New York, surfaced and spread across the Internet. 

The latest incident took place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. The video shows two officers restraining and holding a man up against a vehicle on the property where the man lives, according to the voice of the man recording the video.

The officers tell him to stop resisting arrest. "I didn't do s--t," the man being held down repeatedly says. One cop then pulls out his weapon and points it at the man's head to threaten him and then places it back in his holster. Seconds later, the same officer stomps on the man's head as other cops gather to restrain the man and arrest him. 

Videos showing alleged police misconduct continue to surface more and more as witnesses look to expose these incidents. This also comes following the arrest of a man being held in a chokehold by officers in Harlem, which was recently posted online. 

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