By Ida Siegal
NBC New York
The National Action Network is calling for disciplinary action against the officers who detained a city councilman and a city aide after a confrontation at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.
In a statement Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s group condemned the “forceful arrests’’ of Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten John Foy, an aide to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
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The group says both men have worked for the network on issues related to police misconduct and racial profiling.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she was “deeply distressed” by the incident and said an investigation should probe “why individuals who did nothing wrong were handcuffed and detained.”
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would not comment Tuesday on what happened, but said internal affairs was investigating.
According to witnesses and an aide to the councilman, the confusion on Monday began when Williams and Foy attempted to exit the parade route to attend a luncheon at the Brooklyn Museum.
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