NYPD Storm Home on Mistaken Identity, Father of 8 Dies in the Process
By: Staff Blogger
The New York Daily News is reporting that 43 year-old Carlos Alcis, died suddenly after NYPD officers brutishly entered his Brooklyn home after mistakenly accusing his 16 year-old son of assault and robbery. Early indications are that the startling nature of the police presence led to Carlos Alcis’ heart attack.
On Thursday, a woman was attacked and her cell phone was stolen. She described her assailant. Police then went to the Alcis’ home based upon her description. The police claim that they knocked on the door, but other eyewitnesses tell a different story. They say that officers did not announce themselves, pried open the door, and used excessive force to gain entry into the Alcis’ home.
The police then stormed the house and dragged the 16 year-old, Emmanuel Alcis, from his bed. He reportedly told the officers that he was not involved. He recounted how they approached him, “My door was closed and then the door opened and there was a flashlight in my face,” he said. “My father kept asking, ‘What happened? Why are you here,’ ” he said.
Shortly after that, his father fell to the floor. Even as blood started coming from his father’s mouth, the son said that the police continued searching the house rather than giving him any immediate medical attention.
Eventually, an officer checked on the father and he aided Emmanuel in performing CPR.
By the time the ambulance arrived, the 43 year-old father of eight was dead. The family’s lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, is unequivocal that, “This is a wrongful death that should never have happened.”
It was later determined that Emmanuel was not involved in the crime. To date, no suspects have been arrested and the NYPD has not released an official statement about what transpired on Thursday.
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