Footage of several New York Police Department officers swarming an unarmed Black man is making rounds on social media. A woman, who identified herself as Velvet, filmed the encounter between a young Black man and the NYPD around 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Brooklyn, New York. She posted three clips on her Twitter page. In the video, the young man is being held up against a wall by an officer in plain clothes. “What crime did I commit?” the man asked while the officer called for backup. The man asked what he did wrong several times, but the officer never answered or identified himself. Velvet advised the young man to ask if he was being detained. He insisted he did nothing wrong.
Source: ‘Maybe the guy needs help’: Black woman stops to capture video of NYPD officers swarming unarmed black man with his hands up