“Critical Mass participants have been assaulted by a Lietuenant, a Sergeant and recently by a Rookie officer. And each assault has been documented on video. When officers lie with impunity to cover up their bad conduct, the CCRB says that filing of false information in official documents is not within their jurisdiction. Simply put, there is no official manner for civilians to hold bad apples accountable for wrongful police conduct and therefore, all civilians and all good police officers suffer”, says Wylie Stecklow, lawyer for the complainants.
VIDEOS (PROVIDED BY GLASS BEAD COLLECTIVE):
Overview of Arrests on 3/30/2007 Critical Mass including cyclist, Vazquez being thrown from his bike (1:30 min)
Detailed evidence showing false statements contained in criminal complaints (14 min)
PHOTOS OF RICHARD VAZQUEZ’S WOUNDS FROM 03/2007 INCIDENT IN TIME’S SQUARE