Two Brooklyn police officers were captured on video Monday beating up a young homeless man at a Jewish youth center, just minutes after waking him from sleep.
The incident began when a volunteer security guard found the man, identified as Ehud Halevi, asleep and apparently intoxicated.
Though the New York Daily News later confirmed that the man had been given permission to sleep, police tried to arrest Halevi. When he fought back a bit, the beating began:
According to CrownHeights.info, police are charging Halevi with trespassing, resisting arrest, harassment, and assaulting a police officer.