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Long Beach man allegedly beaten by Suffolk police pleads guilty to petit larceny

As News 12 has reported, Christopher Cruz was accused of stealing a Jeep back in February.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2021, 12:29 AM

Updated 993 days ago

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A Long Beach man who was allegedly beaten by Suffolk police while handcuffed pleaded guilty Wednesday to a petit larceny charge.
As News 12 has reported, Christopher Cruz was accused of stealing a Jeep back in February, leading a police on a chase, hitting a cruiser and injuring an officer.
Police say two officers were caught on body camera kicking and punching 30-year-old Cruz in Mount Sinai.
Two officers were suspended without pay and four others are on modified duty.
Civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington is calling for criminal charges to be filed.
"These officers need to be arrested," says attorney Fred Brewington. "We now know the District Attorney's office is pursuing that and we anticipate to cooperate fully in that investigation with the officers that not only beat him but those that stood by and watched it happen."
News 12 reached out to the Suffolk DA's office but hasn't heard back.


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