Target: Charles Campisi, New York Administration of Internal Affairs
Goal: Conduct a proper investigation regarding a police sergeant reportedly choking a woman, and fire him if guilty.
A video shows a police sergeant chasing a woman then grabbing her by the throat and brutally leading her to a car where he continues to hold her neck. The petite woman is visibly in pain and distress, but that doesn’t seem to faze the brutal officer. It’s been reported that the sergeant in the video has since been promoted to lieutenant.
Apparently, this officer thinks he’s above the law or he wouldn’t have committed the illegal act of using a chokehold against a person. It also appears that officers like this one haven’t learn anything from the tragedy a couple of years ago when an African American man was killed by police using a chokehold.
Like most, the unnamed officer in the video is most likely still on active duty and most likely never saw any repercussions for this brutal and possibly illegal behavior. It is imperative that we demand that a proper investigation be conducted and that the officer be brought to justice, if found guilty, for excessive force and for using illegal measures to restrain someone.
Dear Mr. Campisi,
A video surfaced showing a police sergeant chasing a woman before grabbing her by the throat and forcing her up against a vehicle where his hand remained wrapped around her throat. The pain etched on the victim’s face shows that the sergeant was obviously handling her with excessive force.
It’s been reported by the New York Police Department that this was not a recent incident and that the sergeant has since been promoted to lieutenant. If this sergeant who used the illegal tactic of putting someone in a chokehold has been promoted, it’ll be a tragic injustice.
It seems that the New York police learned nothing from the death of Eric Garner, a man killed by police who put him in a chokehold. Please conduct a full investigation into this incident and help see to it that this lieutenant is brought to justice and fired if found guilty of using illegal force.
[Your Name Here]
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