A Brooklyn man seen on video getting stomped by a city cop thanked prosecutors Tuesday for bringing criminal charges against the offending officer.
Joel Edouard, 37, was slapped with misdemeanor assault for allegedly kicking a subdued Jahmiel Cuffee during a marijuana-related arrest in July.
“I’m very grateful to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office for taking the initiative to hold this individual accountable,” Cuffee, 32, a carpenter who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, told the Daily News.
He is seen on a cellphone video tussling with cops when Edouard momentarily pulls out a gun and later stomps his head as angry onlookers yell and gasp.
The officer’s lawyer Stephen Worth claimed his client was acting in the context of “an extended period of resisting arrest by the individual, Mr. Cuffee” and has committed no crime.