Wallkill police officer charged in connection to violent arrest video
The Wallkill police officer under investigation for a violent arrest was arrested and charged Friday.
The officer, now identified as Daniel Traum-Steinberg, was allegedly seen on video body-slamming a handcuffed suspect.
Traum-Steinberg is now facing misconduct and assault charges.
The video only shows part of what happened during a disturbance call in the parking lot of Garnet Health in November. It happened after officials say the man in custody appears to cough on the officer.
Traum-Steinberg is currently suspended from the force without pay.