Trial under way for NYPD sergeant in Yonkers abuse case
The trial for the NYPD police sergeant accused of obstructing justice in Yonkers officially began today, but the Yonkers Police Department is not the only one doing the accusing.
Yonkers police officers say Kenneth Kissiedu became uncooperative when they tried to question him early last year. The officers said that Kisseidu matched the description of a nearby robbery suspect at the time, and when Kisseidu wouldn't provide them with identification, they arrested him. It was only once they searched his person that they realized he was an NYPD officer.
Kissiedu, who has the support of the National Black Law Enforcement Executive and other organizations, is claiming police brutality for the beating he allegedly suffered at the hands of the officers.
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