LISTEN LIVE. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER. Although nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the NYPD’s brutal beating and savage sexual assault of Black Haitian immigrant Abner Louima on Aug. 9, 1997. The incident sparked a public outrage that still resonates to this day.
A historic victim of police violence, Abner Louima endorses Eric Adams in Democratic primary race for mayor
Almost 24 years after he was brutally assaulted by police in a Brooklyn stationhouse, Abner Louima returned to New York on Tuesday to endorse Eric Adams, a former NYPD Captain, for mayor. "My message today is clear, New York, as the greatest city in the world, needs a good leader...
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams received a mayoral endorsement on Tuesday from Abner Louima, whose brutal mistreatment at a Brooklyn police station a quarter-century ago sent shockwaves throughout the city and the nation. Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized with a stick by an officer in 1997, said he...
The survivor of one of the worst police brutality incidents in New York City history, Abner Louima, endorsed Brooklyn Borough President (and former NYPD officer) Eric Adams Tuesday. For mayoral candidates on the campaign trail, every endorsement could mean the difference between sitting in the city’s highest office and attending...
Presented by NY4KIDS Inc. Eric Adams’ mayoral campaign has focused on tamping down crime. But the former NYPD captain won what might seem like a counterintuitive endorsement today: one of the city’s best-known survivors of police brutality. Abner Louima — who was beaten and sodomized with a broom by NYPD...
New York Post
Disgraced former NYPD cop Justin Volpe, jailed in the brutal 1997 stationhouse broomstick assault on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, was denied a plea for compassionate release from prison Monday. Volpe, 48, was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison in 1999 for the shocking attack inside the 70th Precinct...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A former NYPD officer’s request to shorten the prison sentence he is serving for sodomizing a handcuffed Haitian immigrant with a broomstick in a Brooklyn stationhouse in 1997 has been denied. Justin Volpe, a former Eltingville resident, filed a motion in the Eastern District of New...
NY Daily News
A Brooklyn federal judge rejected an application for compassionate release from the former NYPD cop who sexually brutalized Abner Louima with a broomstick in 1997. Judge Frederic Block denied Justin Volpe’s application, in which the ex-cop claimed he was a changed man who had caught COVID-19 behind bars. Block argued...
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NEW YORK - One of the former city police officers convicted of brutalizing Abner Louima in 1997 has been denied his request for an early prison release due to the risk of catching the coronavirus. Justin Volpe is serving a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to attacking Louima in...
Marietta Daily Journal
NEW YORK — Abner Louima may have forgiven the New York Police Department officer who sodomized him with a broomstick — but the feds certainly haven’t. Brooklyn federal prosecutors strenuously argued in a court filing this week that Justin Volpe — the ex-cop who brutalized Louima in a station house bathroom in 1997 — should serve out the remainder of his 30-year stint in prison.
NY Daily News
‘Among the most horrific crimes’: Federal prosecutors oppose release for Justin Volpe, ex-NYPD cop who sodomized Abner Louima
Abner Louima may have forgiven the NYPD officer who sodomized him with a broomstick — but the feds certainly haven’t. Brooklyn federal prosecutors strenuously argued in a court filing this week that Justin Volpe — the ex-cop who brutalized Louima in a stationhouse bathroom in 1997 — should serve out the remainder of his 30-year stint in the slammer.
Prosecutors ask judge to reject early release request by ex-NYPD officer who sodomized Abner Louima: report
The ex-NYPD officer who brutally attacked and sodomized Abner Louima in a precinct bathroom in 1997 should not be released from prison, Brooklyn federal prosecutors say.