Tyrane Isaac and David Afanador, the two NYPD officers who bashed an unarmed teen in the face with a gun in August, have been indicted by a grand jury.
The officers are expected to turn themselves in on Wednesday.
The officers were caught on surveillance camera attacking 16-year-old Kahreem Tribble after he was seen peeking into a car window in Brooklyn. Afanador punched Tribble while the teen’s hands were in the air. He then hit the teen with his gun, causing him to chip his tooth.
Afanador is facing charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and official misconduct. He will also face a separate charge for slapping Tribble with a loaded gun. Isaac’s charges are currently unknown, but will more than likely be similar to Afanador’s.
The teen’s parents say they’re still distraught over the haunting video, but are hopeful justice will be served.
“Watching the tape was hard. You’re upset, you’re angry,” Tribble’s dad, Thomas Stephens, a 42-year-old truck driver, said in an interview last month.
“The tape speaks for itself. I want to see [justice done].”
The family’s attorney released a statement following the indictment:
“What they did was a criminal act and a horrible thing and what’s happening to them right now is well deserved,” said Tribble attorney Amy Rameau, adding that the teen’s teeth were cracked during the assault.
“It was absolutely unwarranted. They had no reason to chase that poor child. They took a look at him and decided they were going to chase him and he got scared and ran.”
Tribble’s charges of resisting arrest and marijuana possession have been dropped.
SOURCE: New York Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Screenshot