Police brutality causes Brooklyn teen to suffer brain damage
From The Daily News:
A Brooklyn teen who was about to start college spent four days in a coma after he was slammed to the ground by cops in a post-barbecue beatdown, his mother and lawyer say.
Rahiym Holmes, 18, suffered a fractured skull and brain damage in the July 11 incident.
He cannot walk without help and may never fully recover, said his lawyer, Leslie Kelmachter, who will file a notice of claim against the NYPD today. “We want there to be a full and thorough investigation,” Kelmachter said. “We believe there should be criminal charges.
“There was no evidence that Rahiym was doing anything wrong when he was tackled.”
The NYPD said Internal Affairs is investigating the incident.
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