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New 'head stomp' police brutality video sparks outrage

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For the third time in a few weeks, a new video showing police brutality has surfaced and it's sparking a lot of outrage.

The video from Brooklyn appears to show an NYPD officer step on a suspect's head. Multiple reports say the officer is Joel Edouard.

The suspect, Jamil El-Cuffee, was arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana. While the 55 second video doesn't actually show the officer's foot touch the suspect's head,  another officer seems to react to the alleged stomp.

Saturday morning, the tension and frustration was palpable at the National Action Network in Harlem. It was the first time the mother of Eric Garner spoke since the death of her son. "What this is about? Justice, your daughter, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy" she said.

Garner was the Staten Island father of six who died a little over a week ago after an officer put him in an apparent chokehold.

At the scene where Garner was arrested, a rally was held Saturday calling attention to police brutality.

Earlier this week, a video also surfaced out of East Harlem. It appears to show a man being punched in the face while in a chokehold.

He allegedly jumped a turnstile. Right now, his name as well as the two officers' names have not been released.

As for Garner's death, Staten Island prosecutors have now launched a criminal probe. Garner's widow, Esaw Garner, also spoke Saturday. She said her husband was never violent towards anyone.

"He only yelled at me and he was a quiet man, he is making a lot of noise now" she said.  

In the meantime, Officer Pantaleo as well as the officer involved in the alleged head stomping have both been stripped of their guns and badges and placed on modified duty.

In the East Harlem incident,  those two officers have been put on medical leave.

The NYPD says all of its members will be receiving new training and all of the incidents are being investigated.

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