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Cops sexually assault mother, break 10-year-old son's leg

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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Krystle’s son Courtney Silvera was eating his breakfast cereal when the cops began knocking on the door.

The visit soon spiraled out of control shortly after cops began pounding on the front door at 7 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2013, according to the complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Silvera’s 61-year-old mother, who is suffering from brain and lung cancer, answered the door but had difficulty understanding the cops’ reason for being there, the suit said.

The curious child went to see what was going on, grabbed his mother’s cell phone and began recording the commotion.

“The police had come to our house before (due to the domestic violence complaint) and he’s fascinated by the police, he looks up to them,” Silvera, 30, a nursing student at Long Island University, told the Daily News.

But the cop apparently didn’t like being recorded and began assaulting the child, the suit said.

“I heard my son screaming, ‘You can’t do that! You’re hurting me! Don’t hit me!’ ” she said.

The mother had been upstairs getting her 5-year-old daughter ready for school. She bolted downstairs into the fray, dressed in her underclothes, and was grabbed by a cop who pulled her outside in the freezing cold, the suit alleges.

While Silvera was being restrained, her breast popped out of her bra revealing a pierced nipple, according to the suit.

“The officer flicked the piercing, he flicked the ring up with his finger on my right breast,” she said. “He said, ‘Is this what mothers look like these days?’

“My neighbors saw me naked. It was degrading. I can deal with the embarrassment of what (the police) did to me in front of my neighbors, but the hardest thing is explaining to my kids that not all police are bad,” she added.


Silvera was charged with assaulting the cops and released two days later on $1,500 bail.

When she returned home, Courtney’s leg was black-and-blue and swollen, she said. The boy was taken to Kings County Medical Center, where an X-ray showed his leg was fractured.

But Courtney’s dream of becoming a detective someday hasn’t been shattered.

“I told my mom being a detective would be cool,” the youngster said.

“I want to be a better detective than the one who did this.”

An NYPD spokeswoman said the Internal Affairs Bureau has opened an investigation based on the allegations in the suit.

Three of the officers were treated and released at Maimonides Hospital for minor injuries following the incident, the department said.

“I’ve seen a lot of police brutality cases, but nothing as low as this, kicking a 10-year-old boy,” said the family’s lawyer, Anthony Ofodile.

Silvera, who later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the alleged civil rights violations.

The cell phone captured sounds and voices during the confrontations but the video image is herky-jerky from the struggle.

Silvera said her son was briefly handcuffed, but when cops learned he was only 10-years-old, they removed the restraints.

Both of her children have been traumatized by the incident, she said.

The cops were from the Warrants Division and the 63rd Precinct in Flatlands.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cops-break-kid-leg-sexually-abuse-mom-article-1.1602489
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Smoochmommie
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM
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Wtf did i just read
AlliviasMommy
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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I don't understand this:

"Silvera said her son was briefly handcuffed, but when cops learned he was only 10-years-old, they removed the restraints."

Why the hell would they cuff him? He doesn't look like a grown man, so what do they mean when they "learned he was 10 years old"?! He looks every bit of 10, no one should have had to tell them he is a minor.
akingsmom
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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Wow...thats too much to process rite now
big.city.mama
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM
These damn cops are out of control smdh they flicked her nipple.... wtf nasty asses
leaniece
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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And I bet the cops get PAID LEAVE.
Serenity7
by Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

 That is so sad

SiriSilasMom
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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There are some filthy ass cops, I wonder why she plead guilty.

Bunsmommy
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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When they start finding them guilty and handing down prison sentences and stop allowing this behavior because they are police things like this will become less frequent.
It's like every other week you're hearing about them abusing their powers.
Enough is enough!
KikiKia
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Poor kid.  I hope he grows up to be the best detective there is...and fights for injustices such as this.  It did bring a smile to my face that this incident did not deter this young man from his dream to be in law enforcement.

As for what the mother went through.  I hope she gets justice.

nikabear
by Mrs.Bellamy on Feb. 5, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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No words😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
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