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Brooklyn DA: No Charges for Man Beaten by Police

Security video showed the homeless man being beaten by two police officers

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    The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says charges are being dismissed against a homeless man arrested after a beating from police officers that was caught on video. John Noel has the story. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012)

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says charges are being dismissed against a homeless man arrested after a beating from police officers that was caught on video.

    District Attorney Charles Hynes on Monday said he has decided to drop the charges against 21-year-old Ehud Halevy "after review of all available evidence."

    Video Captures Violent NYPD Arrest

    [NY] Video Captures Violent NYPD Arrest
    Two NYPD officers are in hot water for a violent and controversial arrest of a homeless man that was caught on video in Brooklyn. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012)

    Halevy was arrested Oct. 8 inside a Jewish community center in Brooklyn, on charges including assault, resisting arrest and trespassing.

    A security video showed two officers confronting Halevy and trying to handcuff him. When he pushes one of the officers away, one of the officers starts to pummel him. The other appears to hit him with a baton.

    The officers are under investigation by the NYPD's internal affairs unit and the district attorney's office.

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