Officer Attacks10-yr-old Child, Breaks Child’s Leg for Filming Cops
BROOKLYN — A mother and her 10-yr-old child have been traumatized after an officer entered their home and broke the child’s leg for filming cops.
It began in the morning when Courtney Silvera, 10, was eating his breakfast cereal and heard pounding on the front door. As he approached, he found that his grandmother had already opened it.
Standing in the doorway were police officers, telling the child’s grandmother that they were there in search of an “ex-boyfriend.”
The grandmother, who is suffering from brain cancer, had difficulty understanding why the police wanted to look inside.
This courageous little child became concerned about the police presence, so he picked up a cellphone and began filming.
That’s when a cop noticed him filming, came inside, and did the unthinkable.
The officer literally began attacking the child, kicking the defenseless boy, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
“I heard my son screaming, ‘You can’t do that! You’re hurting me! Don’t hit me!’ ” said Krystle Silvera, the boy’s mother, who was upstairs at the time.
She was in her underwear at the time, but rushed downstairs anyway after hearing her child scream.
At that point an officer grabbed her and pulled her outside, causing her breast to fall out of her bra.
The officer then began moving his finger toward the mother’s right breast, flicking her nipple-piercing in front of her neighbors.
“It was degrading,” remarked the mother.
Meanwhile the child’s leg became swollen and black-and-blue from being kicked by an officer.
Officers then placed the little boy in handcuffs as he winced and screamed from the pain of a broken leg.
After it was made clear to officers that the child was only 10-yrs-old, the handcuffs were removed.
When he was taken to Kings County Medical Center, X-Rays revealed his broken bone.
“I’ve seen a lot of police brutality cases, but nothing as low as this, kicking a 10-year-old boy,” says Anthony O’fodile, the family’s attorney.
The mother is now filing a lawsuit over the incident, and states that her children have been traumatized ever since.