Washington D.C.- A 17-year-old form Brooklyn, New York is no longer facing charges of assaulting a police officer thanks to a group of “Cop Watchers” at a Puerto Rican Day Parade. Video of the incident caught on camera from multiple angles proved it was not the teen who assaulted officers, rather it was the teen who was assaulted.
The incident took place at Brooklyn’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8, 2014. 17 year-old Enrique del Rosario was part of a group recording the actions of police, when his lawyer says, police grabbed Rosario, slamming him against the gate of a closed store and began beating him with batons.
After viewing video from multiple angles, recorded by members of the neighborhood watchdog group El Grito de Sunset Park, a grand jury decided not to prosecute Rosario for assaulting police.
In the video above, Ben Swann interviews Dennis Flores with El Grito de Sunset Park about his group and what they are doing to make police more responsive to their community.