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Aggressive Arrest On Long Island Sparks Massive Outrage

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Aggressive Arrest On Long Island Sparks Massive Outrage

Aggressive Arrest On Long Island Sparks Massive Outrage

Many people are outraged over the latest video of cops aggressively arresting a black man. In the clip that has since gone viral, shows cops trying to subdue 44-year-old Akbar Rogers.

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Apparently, police have been looking for Rogers because of outstanding warrants due to a few incidents including Rogers allegedly harassing and assaulting someone in October, then allegedly driving in excess of 100 mph and running stop signs and red lights in November, according to Freeport Village Attorney Howard Colton. He said authorities made multiple attempts to have him surrender himself or to arrest him at his home in recent weeks, and they were finally able to do so on Tuesday.

Now, the video of the arrest appears to show about seven police officers attempting to subdue Rogers, telling him to put his hands behind his back. Two officers appear to be punching and kicking the man. You can hear Rogers yelling “help me, help me” during the take down. He even attempts to put his hand behind his back but struggles as he’s held in a chokehold. Those who saw the video have expressed that all the force used on Rogers was not necessary. Local community advocacy groups are even calling for the police force to get additional training, at the least. They said they will hold a press conference on Friday to shine a light on the incident and demand answers. Meanwhile, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has called for an investigation.

“I have viewed the video and have many questions. I call for an independent investigation,” she said in a statement. “I am asking all to remain calm and patient as the investigation unfolds.”

Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy has also called for the district attorney to look into the incident even despite confirming that his son is one of the officers seen in the video arresting Rogers.

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