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Two police officers in Brooklyn, New York were caught on tape physically assaulting a teenager who posed no threat to them.
16-year old Kahreem Tribble was allegedly spotted looking into the window of an unoccupied mini-van at 2:20 a.m. on August 29, according to DNAInfo. The officers get out of their patrol car and approach the teenager, who then tosses a bag of weed
The unarmed teen stops walking and appears to be waiting to get arrested. At that point one of the cops, identified as Tyrane Isaac, takes a swing at him and misses. Tribble backs against a wall with his hands raised in the air. He gets knocked to the ground by Isaac.
The second officer, David Afanador, approaches and hits Tribble in the face with his gun, while Isaac continues to punch him with his fist.
Tribble is hit several more times by Isaac as he lay on the ground. He was eventually arrested for marijuana possession.
The entire assault was caught on a nearby building's surveillance camera. The footage is just now being released. The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau has launched an investigation.
Afanador has been suspended without pay. Isaac was stripped of his badge and gun. He's been placed on modified assignment.
"The video recently came to light," NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said. "Police Commissioner Bratton has seen the video and approved the decision to suspend one of the officers and put the other on modified assignment."
Several of Tribble's teeth were knocked out during the assault.
Both officers have been of the force for nine years. They are facing possible criminal charges and dismissal.