Court documents claim officers of the NYPD’s 63rd Precinct came to Krystle Silvera’s home looking for an ex-boyfriend at 7 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2013.

Silvera’s mother, a 61-year-old lung and brain cancer patient, answered the door, but couldn’t understand why the officers were there. That is when Silvera’s 10-year-old son picked up his moms phone and attempted to record the events taking place as he was “fascinated by the police, he looks up to them”, according to his mom Krystle Silvera.

The events alleged in court documents to have followed are extremely ominous. The officer, in violation of established case law, attempted to violate the child’s right to film by assaulting him according to the suit. Ms. Silvera is quoted by NY Daily News as saying, “I heard my son screaming, ‘You can’t do that! You’re hurting me! Don’t hit me!’ ”

According to court papers the cop kicked the boy in the shin breaking his leg. Her son was then put in handcuffs and restrained until they later realized he was only a child and removed the 10-year-old’s restraints.

It was during this commotion that Ms. Silvera, who had been getting her 5-year-old ready for school upstairs, ran downstairs dressed only in underclothes and into the commotion attempting to ensure her son was safe. The suit alleges Ms. Silvera, was grabbed by a cop who pulled her outside into the bitter cold. While putting her into restraints her breast came out exposing a nipple piercing.

“The officer flicked the piercing, he flicked the ring up with his finger on my right breast,” she said. “He said, ‘Is this what mothers look like these days?’

Then, in a common police tactic employed to cover up violations of individual’s rights, the police charged Silvera with assaulting the cops. She was released on $1,500 bail after being held for two days.

Upon her arrival home she noticed her son’s leg was swollen and bruised prompting her to take the boy to Kings County Medical Center, where an X-ray revealed his leg was fractured

Anthony Ofodile, the family’s attorney said, “I’ve seen a lot of police brutality cases, but nothing as low as this, kicking a 10-year-old boy.”

The events alleged to have transpired, paint an out of control police force with no respect for the constitutional rights or safety of the citizens they serve. The courts have consistently affirmed that photography is not a crime, and that individuals have a right to film law enforcement officers in the carrying out of their official public duties. Regardless of the child’s actions, there is no reason for a 10-year-old boy to have his leg broken by an officer of the law for the legal act of filming as the suit alleges.

Ultimately, it’s taxpayers that pay the costs associated with these suits, relating to alleged officer misconduct, such as this. The time has come to hold accountable the rogue officers that bring disgrace upon the shield. For more information on what it means to put the constitution first as a law enforcement officer visit Oath Keepers. To learn more about your rights when dealing with law enforcement visit Cop Block.

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  • Sam

    WTH!? You can’t make this stuff up!
    Other than firing the police officer, banning his employment into other areas of authority, and allowing the family of the victim(s) to act as judge, jury, and executioner what other consequence would benefit the community? But, this is America right? I mean, it’s not like they are going to put the guy on “paid administrative leave” or anything like that right? What kinda message would that send to the public?

    Well, if their jobs weren’t already dangerous enough I’d say this pretty much sums up how dangerous it’s going to be when they go home at night, by themselves.

    • Carroll Barber

      You mean like, late for dinner???

  • Cin

    And some cops wonder why hatred is growing for them daily. If you’re in law enforcement you better start speaking out against this abuse or you will also feel the repercussions when the public finally has enough.

  • Liberty or Death

    Stop suing the departments. Sue the individual officers. Start suing for 10M+ in civil court against the individuals. Sue until they lose their homes and all assets. Until this is done nothing will change. Departments just pay off lawsuits with illegally confiscated cash and/or tax money.

    • whatgives?

      By suing the departments, (hopefully) the taxpayers who have to cough up the settlement money will get tired of this kind of behavior and demand some reform. I know, wishful thinking….

    • Thomas Lapp

      It’s a good point, we sue them and most likely our own tax dollars are used in some way to pay it back, which puts no harm on them. The system is clearly broken, we are the ones who pay for their mistakes on both ends. I think there are even laws that protect an officer from being personally sued, I might be wrong but I would not be surprised. But yeah, there needs to be personal responsibility for these things, they should not just get a blank check to do anything they want, and we cannot expect the police to police themselves.

    • Oscar Madison

      Lawsuits are always filed “in individual and official capacity”. Lawyers are in it for the money and the money comes from the official capacity since the individual most likely hasn’t got any money.

  • momofdancers

    The dept needs sued as well as a suit against the officer. You can bet that this wasnt the first incident reported against this guy.

  • LTE2

    Good thing she didn’t drop a cigarette butt on the sidewalk in Los Angeles, she would have had real problems then.

  • Josh McCullough

    What is going on in this country? Is it too easy to become a cop?


    I grew up in NY- its sad because this is not an isolated incident- it’s systemic and the nightmare bloomberg only served to embolden them. I was ok as a kid because I’m white, but I saw it everyday. In NY, the only people who become cops are c- students at best with maybe a 2 yr community college degree or are people who are unemployable in the private sector (the bottom of the barrel). Downtown, the biggest coke dealer on the block was a captain’s son and he let everyone know it. There is no law in NY- get out while you can or just stay away.

  • Wayne D.

    Where are all the smart ass comments about how this is cop bashing and the parents must be degenerates? What’s a mother to do when this kind of crap is going on in her home? What is the proper response? Lay down on the floor with your arms and legs spread? They do whatever they want, they have the code of blue to protect them, (they lie for one another)

  • spin43

    61 year old mother with a 10 year old son? We’re they legal residents? This story sounds like something is missing.

    • Dani

      The 61 y/o was the grandmother!

    • r

      yea. reading comprehension!

    • Ryne Pinto

      Fabulous job reading and understanding the story correctly you dumb ass.

    • Scotti Dee

      Read the article correctly dipshit….
      Krystle Silvera is the mother…..then there’s Krystle’s 61 year old mother, the one who answered the door and then there’s Krystle’s 10 year old son. So that make 3 people in the Article….clear now or would you like pictures to ????

    • Oscar Madison

      WTF does “legal residents” have to do with anything in this article?

  • pemaddin

    Cops are rude, arrogant Gestapo wannnabe’s

  • Bryan Marsh

    The world watches us. We don’t do anything worse than what the rest of the world does. So when we become like the rest of the world , don’t be so surprised when there are bombings in our own little small towns. it is scary but turning our heads to act like it doesn’t happen here too is ignorance.

  • Tim Thomas

    Sorry New Yorkers, but, it’s been like that and always will, just wait until the police feel confident that you don’t have guns. Move.

    • BSC249

      or maybe it’s better to live in a state with gun concealment permits so that any dumb hick can claim self defense when he shoots you over the music being too loud… I’ll take stricter gun laws anyday.

      • Roberto Rivera

        And that is why you are a dumbass

      • Tom

        You apparently do not know what it is like to be held hostage by a criminal. Did it ever occur to you that gun laws only protect the criminals and hurt law abiding individuals. You can’t get rid of guns but we can arm everyone so that the cost of drawing a gun means certain death. That is the only way to control guns. Police are only here to clean up the mess. Not to protect you as plenty of recent events have shown. Live Free or Die!!

        • Oscar Madison

          You and everyone else that spews that crap about criminals don’t obey the law anyway are doing nothing but hurting the cause you’re fighting for. Don’t you realize how friggin stupid you sound when you say criminals don’t obey the law so why have a law?

          • Mark B.

            Criminals don’t obey gun laws, just ask anyone involved in a school shooting…all schools are “Gun Free Zones”. Having a gun free zone just means that any criminal that is disobeying the law KNOWS that a gun free zone is a safe target. That law absolutely protects criminals and not the law abiding citizen. The same thing with gun bans, such as in Chicago. Citizens cannot have firearms, but the criminals that aren’t obeying the law do have them. Who benefits from that law? This isn’t saying that we shouldn’t have laws, but that the laws need to make sense.

      • John Bearden

        So return to Cuba.

      • BSM

        Can you cite an example of that happening somewhere? Oh, and by the way, criminals don’t obey stricter gun laws. Just because you are OK with being a victim doesn’t mean everyone else is.

      • Layla Godey

        Chicago is working out well, have you looked into living quarters there?

      • Mike ThebigYoc Yocco

        Your lost mate

      • patriot

        I wonder just how a person ever gets out of a gun show alive. Stricter gun laws protects criminals because criminals do not care if they are breaking 1000 gun laws. When you are confronted with a bad guy with a gun you will be praying that a good guy shows up soon enough to save your A$$ or if you have a dumb hick near by with a gun you just might live to see another liberal day

      • John F. Hendry

        Any dumb hick can become a cop too…. or haven’t you noticed? And which situation is worse: where the dumb Hick has legal authority over you and can call his buddies to finish off your wife or child sexually assaulting them, or where you stand a chance to defend yourself? Maybe you are weak and just aren’t cut out to survive…. something to think about after commenting like that after seeing the police break a 10 yr old child’s leg and sexually assault his mother and then file false charges against her. BTW…would you like me to post your real name, address, and phone number? Calling yourself BSC249 does not hide your identity from the things you fear… it just gives them more power over you as they laugh knowing more about you than you know about you….

  • TheWholeTruth

    “Her son was then put in handcuffs and restrained until they later realized he was only a child and removed the 10-year-old’s restraints.”
    Did this statement register as odd with anyone else but me? They LATER realized he was ONLY A CHILD? At 10!?!?! What, was he super tall for his age or something? That is the ‘money shot’ right there.

    • cjkw67

      my grandson is 3 but could easily pass for a 6 or 7 yr old due to his size… kids are getting bigger earlier now for some reason….

      • Michelle Shaw

        It’s all the hormones in the milk.

  • weaver

    Once again, the cops don’t have names.

  • Guest

    61 yrs old with a 10 yr old and a 5 yr old?? damn!

    • Billy Goat

      Reading comprehension problems?

    • lol

      lol, try reading the article again.

      • John F. Hendry

        Really….. makes you wonder what people see.

  • Patrick Kraemer

    This is what happens when they take your guns.

    • Andrew

      NO it’s not.

  • John F. Hendry

    Sex is expressed in many ways, but always it deals with control and power. Good sex is consensual, and bad sex is rape. Beating women and children is a sexual act.

  • Candy Kane

    The rogue cops MUST be weeded out. It is time the police unions and other cops quit protecting them. There is enough evidence that they exist and they are causing great harm not only to the African Americans but to all society. We need to quit bickering about why there are riots, (this is not meant to say that riots are acceptable) but why is there so much violence in our society these days.