Abner Louima

Brooklyn, NYpoliticsny.com

Police brutality survivor Abner Louima endorses former cop Eric Adams for mayor

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...

Abner Louima backs Adams

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...

NAN Celebrates Living Black History, Honoring Abner Louima

Every day during Black History Month, we will honor chapter leaders, advocates, and partners who are shaping Black History now. On August 9, 1997, Abner Louima was leaving the Club Rendez Vous nightclub in East Flatbush. Police officers were breaking up a crowd in the street when somebody punched Officer Volpe in the face. Volpe mistook the assailant for Louima, a 30-year-old security guard. Officers on the scene arrested Louima and took him by squad car to the 70th precinct. Later, he said an officer brought him to the bathroom and held him down while Volpe sodomized him with a stick. He was left bleeding on the floor of a cell, and spent two months in a hospital handcuffed to his bed, with a punctured bladder and a severed colon, and had surgery for his internal injuries.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Ex-cop jailed in Abner Louima assault denied ‘compassionate’ release

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...
Brooklyn, NYNY Daily News

Judge denies compassionate release for NYPD cop who brutalized Abner Louima

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...
New York City, NYmsn.com

Federal prosecutors oppose release for ex-NYPD officer who sodomized Abner Louima

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.
Brooklyn, NYyourblackworld.net

Ex Cop Who S*domized Abner Louima Asking For Early Release From Prison Due to Covid-19

On August 9, 1997, Abner was arrested after being part of a fight at the popular Club Rendez-Vous in Brooklyn. Justin Volpe, who was then working as an NYPD officer, erroneously assumed that Louima had punched him. Louima received beatings both in the police car and later on while at Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct stationhouse. Afterward, Volpe heinously sodomized Louima. According to trial testimony and witnesses, the tool he used on Abner was either a broomstick or plunger handle.