from New York Daily News – April 28, 2016
The fate of an NYPD officer accused of stomping a man’s head during a 2014 marijuana arrest was debated in heated closing arguments Thursday.
Prosecutors told Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Alan Marrus that Joel Edouard ignored his oath as an officer when he violently kicked Jahmiel Cuffee.
“In that moment he wasn’t acting like one of New York’s Finest. He was acting out in vengeance and in anger and sadly in that moment he was acting like a criminal,” prosecutor Marc Fliedner argued in his closing statements.