Teen alleges police brutality

A teen who claims to be the victim of police brutality is filing a lawsuit along with his family and the NAACP against the New Rochelle Police Department. According to Demetrius Hazelton, whose father

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2009, 2:48 AM

Updated 5,424 days ago

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Teen alleges police brutality
A teen who claims to be the victim of police brutality is filing a lawsuit along with his family and the NAACP against the New Rochelle Police Department.
According to Demetrius Hazelton, whose father is a New Rochelle detective, he and several friends were stopped April 13 by police in the parking lot of Bethesda Baptist Church on Lincoln Avenue.
According to a police report, Hazelton told officers his father is a detective - and then began doing impressions of comedian Dave Chappelle. Hazelton claims officers then slammed his head on a police car and threw him to the ground.


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