Checking Abuse of Power in District 27
Following a protest in Hollis, Queens on June 3, an innocent 15-year old boy from the neighborhood was slammed against a bike rack, then slammed against a lift gate, and then arrested. Assisting Officer Spitz of the 103rd police precinct spit at a group of children verbally protesting the harsh treatment of the young boy. The teenager was held for 5 hours without a charge. Due to pressure led by myself and the Code Black Coalition, and supported by Senator Leroy Comrie and his office, Officer Spitz has been suspended pending an investigation. We demand accountability for such abuse of power.