A pair of New York City police officers responsible for killing a Brooklyn teen last weekend have been named in five federal lawsuits on allegations ranging from illegal stop and frisks to physical abuse.
According to court records reviewed by the New York Daily News, settlements resulting from suits against Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova have cost the city $215,000.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been under attack by politicians and even the media. Although the attempts to discredit the movement have failed, new information has surfaced claiming the Department of Homeland Security is working with local law enforcement to conduct massive surveillance. MaraVerheyden-Hilliard, executive director for the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, joins us to analyze what DHS hopes to uncover.
Last week in Queens, New York, a man involved in a barbershop shooting was on the run after he allegedly came into a local barbershop with a sawed-off shotgun and fired a round into the back a 39-year-old’s head.
But he never though his Facebook picture would help bring him to justice.
The New York police department had no leads on the suspect until the victim's brother came forward with only a nickname of the alleged gunman, “Armani.”
The victim’s brother told police he may be able to locate a photo of the shooter online.