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Teen Punched By NYPD Officer in Viral Video to File $5 Million Lawsuit

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Teen Punched By NYPD Officer in Viral Video to File $5 Million Lawsuit

Teen Punched By NYPD Officer in Viral Video to File $5 Million Lawsuit

#Socialites, do you remember the disturbing video we shared of a teen getting punched in his face by a New York police officer? Well, after the video went viral which sparked massive outrage, the family of Benjamin Marshall is now gearing up to file a $5 million lawsuit against the officer and the NYPD!

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As we previously covered, officers were dispatched to Jay Street after getting reports of two large groups fighting, which cops followed into the nearby subway station. The video shows officers taking down a couple of guys then one randomly striking 15-year-old Benjamin Marshall. Five teens in total were arrested including Marshall who was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

While speaking with the Daily News, Benjamin’s upset parents said their son wasn’t even in the fight! They said he followed his friend into the station to get his backpack.

”While he went down into the train station, there was a lot of cops, a lot of students,” said Benjamin’s dad, Anthony Noel, 53. “They were arresting a couple people. When he got down on the platform, one of his friends called out to him, and when he looked over, he got punched multiple times by a police officer in his head. Then he was slammed to the ground.”

​”About six of them or eight of them were on top of him. One put his knee in his neck. He kept saying, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,’ and they would not let up. They handcuffed him. Slammed him into a sign.”

Benjamin’s parents also shaded that they left the precinct at 8:45 p.m. when cops refused to let them see him. At 2 a.m., they got a call from a doctor seeking permission to treat him.

The family’s lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said he was planning to file a notice of claim on behalf of the family on Wednesday. The notice, the first step in filing a lawsuit, names the city, the NYPD and the unnamed police officers, The Daily News. Reports. In addition to that, Rubenstein said he is also arranging a meeting between the family and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez.

”This police officer’s actions were out of control,” Rubenstein said. ”He was not part of or involved in the melee that was ongoing at the train station. For a police officer to punch a 15-year-old in the face when he was doing nothing wrong is simply unacceptable.”

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