NYPD Got Violent to Stop Filming, Family Says


“None of the other police officers intervened” when woman’s First Amendment violated
NYPD Got Violent to Stop Filming, Family Says

by Nick Divito | Courthouse News | April 15, 2015


Officers made a pile of snow and shoved it into a New Yorker’s face after she tried to film the arrest of her brother whom they had just shot, a family says in Federal Court.

Hina Rizvi and her adult daughter, Nimra Khawaja, say they ran out of their Jamaica Estates apartment on Jan. 5, 2014, after getting a call saying that a plain-clothed Nassau County police officer had shot Muhammad Ali, Rizvi’s son and Khwaja’s brother, in the chest.

It was about 4 p.m., and Ali was out celebrating his 21st birthday, according to the complaint.

Even though shot Ali was shot “near his heart and other vital organs,” officers handcuffed and pushed him against the hood of a police car, the complaint states.

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