Video footage of a Queens man being attacked by New York Police in his own home is enough to make your blood boil. But add to that the fact that the man had his head repeatedly bashed into a wall and was punched all over a dog walking incident.
The victim was 25-year-old college student Nicholson Gregoire. He had only just left his home to walk his baby 5-month-old pit bull. The dog was not on a leash, but he was tiny – a baby – harmless.
The police decided to stop and ID him. So Gregoire reentered his home to get the ID for the police.
But apparently the police thought he took too long acquiring the identification card.
The police repeatedly rang his door bell. So the young man opened the door, but he said he did not think he should have to show his ID to the officers for walking a puppy off a leash.
That’s when the police swarmed him and began beating him.
Gregoire’s attorney, Mark Crawford, said that “The police are alleging that my client answered the door and dragged them inside, to justify coming into the house. They had no basis to enter the premises.”
Gregoire can be seen in the video holding his ID in the air, yelling, “Here it is” after officers began beating him.
But the officers were hell-bent on beating him by that point.
“Stop resisting,” the officers yelled the whole time. But Gregoire says he was simply trying to stop the officers from hitting him.
“I’ve been watching the video over and over. I didn’t use any foul language. I don’t think I should have been arrested in my home for walking my dog. I was scared for my life. They have the guns,” Gregoire said.
One officer is recorded punching Gregoire repeatedly in the head and then slamming his head into the wall.
Watch the video below that was posted to Nicholson Gregoire’s Facebook page…
(Article by Jackson Marciana)