Target: New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton
Goal: Fire the police officers who allegedly kicked and fractured a 10 year old’s leg and then sexually assaulted his mother.
A 10-year-old boy began recording police entering his home and in reaction, an officer allegedly kicked the boy in the shin so hard his leg was fractured and he had to be treated at the hospital, according to reports. As the boy’s mother was being restrained for arrest, she alleges her breast became exposed and revealed a piercing which an officer made a snide comment about and then started playing with. The police officers’ original intent for entering the home was to search for the woman’s ex-boyfriend who was reportedly violating an order of protection.
Krystle Silvera said her son is fascinated by the police and wants to become an officer someday. She was getting her daughter ready for school when she heard her son screaming and rushed downstairs. Officers pulled her outside immediately and began arresting her in front of her neighbors when her breast became exposed. Silvera alleges the police officers even handcuffed her young son, but when they realized he was only 10 years old they undid the cuffs. She says both of her children have been traumatized by the incident.
Not only did these officers make an arrest of someone who wasn’t in their original search (and almost handcuffed and arrested her grade school-aged son), they beat up a child and were incredibly out of line in touching a woman’s breast during her arrest. These kind of actions cannot be acceptable, and these officers should be out of a job for their inappropriate and disgusting behavior. They are meant to protect and to serve, not to kick children and sexually assault mothers.
Dear Commissioner Bratton,
Brooklyn police officers entered the home of Krystle Silvera in search of her ex-boyfriend. When they saw her 10-year-old son recording them, an officer allegedly kicked the boy in the shin so hard it shattered his leg. When Silvera ran downstairs to see why her son was screaming, she was taken outside in the cold, restrained and arrested. Her breast reportedly popped out during arrest and an officer touched it and made an inappropriate comment.
This kind of behavior in the line of duty is completely unacceptable. Not only were these victims not the original targets, but these officers almost handcuffed a young child, beat him, and then sexually assaulted his mother. Those meant to protect and to serve cannot act in such a sickening manner without consequences. I urge you to expel these officers of the Warrants Division and the 63rd Precinct in Flatlands.
[Your Name Here]
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