Lawmakers call for probe over police beating caught on tape

BROOKLYN - Local lawmakers are calling for an investigation over a recently released surveillance video that shows two NYPD officers brutally beating a shirtless man after he was seen resisting arrest.

The officers say they were responding to a call to the Aliya Institute on Oct. 8 where the man reportedly refused to leave the women's section of the center. Staff from the youth center tell News 12 Brooklyn that Ehud Halevi had permission to be there and the confrontation should not have happened.

The 21-year-old was charged with assault, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment. Halevi has since been released from jail, though members from the center say he is still shaken up from the incident.

NYPD officials say the male officer in the video has been placed on modified duty.

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