2 police officers allegedly punch, pistol-whip 16-year-old suspect
Two police officers are making headlines after allegedly punching and pistol-whipping a 16-year-old suspect in the face.
News 12 has been told that the incident happened on Aug. 29. Kahreem Tribble was coming home from a friend's house around 2 a.m., when he says he was chased by police.
Surveillance video obtained by DNAinfo appears to show two officers catch up to the teen after a short chase. One of the officers, identified as Tyraine Isaac, allegedly punched Tribble. Seconds later, Officer David Afanador appears to hit him with his pistol.
The alleged beating continues until the teen drops to the ground.
DNAinfo says Tribble was arrested for disorderly conduct and possessing 17 small bags of marijuana. Tribble's lawyer says those charges have since been dropped.
According to the report, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have both seen the video and are looking into the matter.
Afanador has been suspended, and Isaac has been put on desk duty. Tribble's lawyers say that's not enough, and they want the officers involved to face charges.
In response, Thompson says what is depicted in the video is troubling and warrants a thorough investigation.
An NYPD spokesperson says the incident is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau.