Video: NY Cop Smashes Fare-Beater In The Face With Nightstick
[su_right_ad]Donovan Lawson was allegedly trying to beat a subway fare in Brooklyn. A camera started rolling just as a NYPD officer smashes him in the face.
The video shows the officer swinging his nightstick at Lawson’s legs and then, for some reason, his face, opening a large wound on the side of the unarmed man’s face.
Lawson, somewhat understandably, flees before the officer catches up with him and pulls him from the station. Before finally being taken away, Lawson—his face now covered with blood—stands outside surrounded by cops as a friend hugs him.
Lawson was treated at Woodhull Hospital for cuts on his head. He was later charged with fare beating, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstructing government administration. The cop was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and treated for injuries to his hand and arm, and is reportedly under investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs department.