New Jersey cops claim there is existing video proving a 19-year-old man stormed up to them screaming profanities before attacking them which is why they had to beat him and charge him with aggravated assault on an officer.
But the only video that has surfaced so far shows it was the officers who walked up to the teen and beat him without provocation.
As for the other video that supposedly supports the police version, all we know is that an unidentified “police source” told local media that it exists.
But if it did exist, we probably would be watching it now.
Instead, we can only watch the video posted to Instagram Monday by Osamah Alsaidi, who said he was attacked as he walked to his car to go to work shortly after midnight on December 14, 2020.
The video contradicts statements from the police report including that they tried their best to ignore Alsaidi as he was “screaming profanities and acting belligerent causing a disturbance.”
They say he then got into “an aggressive fighting stance by blading his body and clutching his fist” before attacking a cop by punching him in the chest and trying to take his radio which resulted in police placing the teen in a “compliance hold,” the police report states.
None of the cops were wearing body cameras, according to NJ.com:
The altercation occurred about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020, when police were called to a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue, according to a police report.
Osamah Alsaidi, of Paterson, claims he was walking from his home to his car “to go to work” when Paterson police officers approached “and started punching me for no reason.”
“They throw me to ground (and) they kept smashing my head on the ground, causing me to black out for a moment,” Alsaidi said in an Instagram post on Friday that has been viewed more than 17,000 times.
Alsaidi posted security video from a neighborhood business that shows the officers walk up and repeatedly strike him with their fists.
A police source told NJ Advance Media on Monday that the video Alsaidi posted to his Instagram account was not the only security video of the incident and that other video exists to back up the officer’s report.
Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale confirmed an internal affairs investigation was launched but offered no more detail.
Meanwhile, Alsaidi was very descriptive and detailed in his version of the events which he posted along with the video Monday, naming the four cops along with their photos, identifying them as Kevin Patino, Marcos Martinez, Bishnu McKnight and Kendry Tineo.
I was walking on my block towards my car to go to work then Paterson Police officers pulled over to block me from walking with their car. Kevin Patino (Badge #4900) and Marcos Martinez (Badge #Unknown) came out of the car and started punching me for no reason. They throw me to ground, Kendry Tineo (Badge #4891) came, and they kept smashing my head on the ground, causing me to black out for a moment. They arrested me and charged me with AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER, RESISTING ARREST, and DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
While arrested, Officer Bishnu McKnight (Badge #4971) took me to the hospital and I told the nurse how I got my injuries. McKnight made them discharge me from the hospital before they can even look at me injuries. While trying to get back into the police car, which is hard to do with handcuffs and shackles on, McKnight punched me, threw me into the car, and slammed the door. After I was released, I had to go to the hospital on my own and I was diagnosed with head trauma and concussion (I have the papers from the hospital). I was having migraines and was partially blind for the next couple of weeks. I picked the police report and Kevin Patino (Badge #4900) and Kendry Tineo (Badge #4891) wrote a false police report stating that I went up to these officers and punched Patino in the chest and caused him to fall back.
They also wrote that I grabbed Patino’s vest and tried to take his police radio and Tineo came and arrested me. Marcos Martinez didn’t put his name on the report but he was driving the car and pulled up to me.THE POLICE REPORT IS ALL FALSE. The video shows the truth, it shows what actually happened. These officers came out of nowhere to block me from walking and beat me up on my own block. Then Bishnu McKnight (Badge #4971) assaults me at the hospital away from cameras and people to avoid witnesses. I made a complaint to Internal Affairs and two months have passed and they still haven’t done anything. I was beaten up and arrested for no reason. I was 19 at the time and have no criminal record. I was humiliated and treated like an animal. They tortured me at the police station. PLEASE SHARE
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office also said it was investigating the case but offered no details and made no mention of another video. Below is an image of the police report uploaded to Instagram by Alsaidi. Watch Alsaidi’s video above or the original video here.