Surveillance footage shows NYPD police officers approaching a Brooklyn teen and arresting him while he was walking home from a park. Now his family wants answers after he was falsely arrested last week. PIX 11 reports the video shows 17-year-old Nicholas Simon was walking home in Crown Heights when several officers approached him, placed the teen on the ground, then handcuffed and arrested him. Simon’s friend was also seen trying to intervene but officers charged her with assault. His mother says the teen is traumatized by the incident and thought he would die during the arrest. “He was like ‘mom, I thought that was it. I thought I was going to die because I couldn’t breathe. He’s like ‘mom, I’m so traumatized.’ He’s scared to go outside.”
She added that the teen has minor injuries but she’s worried that the incident will cause further complications due to his sickle cell anemia and asthma. She says he was a GOOD BOY
An NYPD rep says their patrol officers responded to a shooting and found a shell casing in Montgomery Street, they took Simon into custody at the precinct around the corner and issued him a court summons for disorderly conduct.