Today's tragic/absurd police video captures an unidentified NYPD officer taking money out of the pocket a Brooklyn man, Lamard Joye, and pepper-spraying him—after which the officer apparently left with the money and without arresting or citing Joye for a crime.
Mr. Joye...said he has not gotten his money back; his lawyer, Robert Marinelli, said he has received no explanation of where that money was.
The Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, said his office was “aware of the alleged incident and it is being actively and thoroughly investigated.”
Joye's lawyer says more than $1,000 was taken from Joye and that documentation has been submitted to authorities that shows the money was earned through legitimate means.
Here's the video: