Authorities in New York City are investigating an incident where two police officers beat a man, who was sleeping in a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn.
Volunteer security guard Zlamy Trappler called 911 after he spotted a man, who was later identified as Ehud Halevi, sleeping on a couch in the lounge at the Aliya Institute on East New York Ave in Crown Heights on October 8.
When the officers, one male and one male, arrived they awoke Halevi, who was swaddled in a sheet without a shirt.
Halevi, who authorities said was drunk, jumped up and words were exchanged between him and the officers.
When the male officer went to cuff Halevi, the trespasser pushed the officer’s hand away from his body and officer then charged at Halevi punching him in the face while the female officer sprayed him with pepper-spray.
A two-minute Surveillance video showed the officers beating the young man on the floor of the rec. center. By the time Halevi was cuffed his face was completely bloodied.
Halevi was charged with assaulting a police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment.
Authorities are investigating the incident.