New York Police beat elderly man’s face for jaywalkingBy Mason White 3:50 PM January 20, 2014
By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was beaten by police officers who objected to his jaywalking, according to police reports in New York.
The 84-year-old man was beaten on Sunday, after he was accused of having jaywalked near a dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Kang Wong, who lives in the area, was stopped by an officer for allegedly crossing against the light, just before 5:00 p.m.
According to a witness, several officers quickly attacked the man, who seemed unable understand what he was being told.
“The man did not seem to speak English,” a witness at the scene said.
“The officer told him to stand against a wall while he was writing a ticket. The man did not understand, and he started to walk away. That’s when the officer and several colleagues began beating him,” the witness said.
The man’s blood spilled on the floor as he was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital.
Police, who have pledged to step up enforcement, said that they were looking into the arrest.