According to lawyer Mark Shirian, 16-year-old Jahmel Leach damaged her facial fractures and jaw.
The New York Police Department did not immediately respond to questions about Leach’s arrest, saying the matter was under internal scrutiny.
A source with the information of the investigation told CNN that a 16-year-old boy was arrested in the Bronx on June 1, after seeing that the police poured an unknown liquid into a pile of garbage in the middle of the road and set it on fire.
According to his lawyer, Leach was walking at home at the time and was not part of any protests or uprisings. CNN, Leach, denied the allegations against him and said he was not charged.
“They had no reason to arrest him,” Shirian said. “Are we going to allow young people to do policing this way?”
Leach’s family held a press conference on Thursday. Leach’s family claimed that they were released only partially clothed to their parents in a hospital gown.
“I demand justice and I will not stop until I understand,” Leach’s mother Daisy Acevedo said at the press conference.
President Bill de Blasio called for the internal police investigation to be completed with “speed and transparency”.
“I want to make sure we get the truth, and I want to make sure we follow it based on what the facts tell us,” De Blasio said on Thursday. Said.
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