Teens claim to be assaulted by police officers

Two high school students claim they were stopped and assaulted by two police officers.



Cobble Hill School for American Studies senior Akirah Taylor says she and her friend Breeyana Birkett were a block away from school when they were stopped by truancy police officers. She says she was hurt so badly during the ordeal that she suffered a broken wrist.



Police, however, say the girls were stopped because they were late for school and then became combative. Although the officers used force, police maintain that no injury resulted from the incident. Doctors told police the girl was already hurt. Taylor says it was a separate injury from last year that resulted in a broken pinky.



The teens were arraigned on charges including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. They are now demanding an apology and want police to investigate the incident and discipline the officers involved.


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