Officer Joel Edouard, 36, has been put on desk duty after he allegedly kicked 32-year-old Jahmil El-Cuffee in the head during an arrest procedure.
In the video recorded by eyewitness Gary Dormer, two cops are seen trying to arrest Cuffee for rolling a marijuana joint in front of his home on Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant Wednesday.
The video shows the officer in question briefly walking away down the block, then returning to– what appears to be– stomp on the man’s head, as a crowd gathers and grows more rowdy. Then, the officer briefly pulls out his gun.
After help arrived, El-Cuffee was taken to a hospital with neck and head injuries and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.
El-Cuffee has three prior arrests, including one for weapons possession.
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