A video has surfaced that shows two officers punching a handcuffed prisoner inside a Berkeley Township jail cell.
Tax payers will be held to the fire again for the abusive actions of police as Darren Yurick, 38, files a lawsuit against Berkeley Township for alleged excessive force.
Yurick was arrested last year for allegedly beating up his estranged wife. Police initially had Yurick in the cell without handcuffs. When he was seen touching the jail cell lock, he was removed from the cell and handcuffed on the ground.
According to News 12, Yurick’s attorney has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Patrolman Patrick Stesner Jr. beat Yurick up once he got him back into the cell. In his police report, Officer Stesner says he struck Yurick once in the face to de-escalate the situation because Yurick was kicking him.