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Former New York City homeless official charged with assault by homeless man

NEW YORK – A former police officer for homeless officials in New York City was arrested on Thursday and charged with abusing a man who sought protection services. Cordell Fitts was released on the $ 100,000 bail following his arrest on a federal charge of using excessive force. His lawyer, Julia Gatto, declined to comment. Prosecutors said the 34-year-old former peace guard attacked an unidentified man seeking help at a home-from-home home in March 2017. Prosecutors said Fitts put his hands on men's chest, which in turn waved fists on Fitts. They said the man was taken to the floor by officers, with two officers holding him down when Fitts kicked, punched and stamped him on his head more than 1 0 times. According to court papers, Fitts ran away for about 10 seconds as two other officers attempted to place handcuffs on the victim, who was depressed on the floor. Prosecutors said Fitts then returned to beat the victim in the main area two more times. Subsequently, the prosecutor said Fitts dictated a report in which he said he used the necessary force to "safely imprison" the man. They said Fitts included false claims in their report, including claiming that the victim said, "I am away from my psychology and go through a lot." The police department of the New York City Department of Homeless Services consists of peacekeepers who are not allowed to carry guns. It is not part of the New York Police Department. If they were…

NEW YORK – A former police officer for homeless officials in New York City was arrested on Thursday and charged with abusing a man who sought protection services.

Cordell Fitts was released on the $ 100,000 bail following his arrest on a federal charge of using excessive force.

His lawyer, Julia Gatto, declined to comment.

Prosecutors said the 34-year-old former peace guard attacked an unidentified man seeking help at a home-from-home home in March 2017.

Prosecutors said Fitts put his hands on men’s chest, which in turn waved fists on Fitts.

They said the man was taken to the floor by officers, with two officers holding him down when Fitts kicked, punched and stamped him on his head more than 1

0 times.

According to court papers, Fitts ran away for about 10 seconds as two other officers attempted to place handcuffs on the victim, who was depressed on the floor.

Prosecutors said Fitts then returned to beat the victim in the main area two more times.

Subsequently, the prosecutor said Fitts dictated a report in which he said he used the necessary force to “safely imprison” the man.

They said Fitts included false claims in their report, including claiming that the victim said, “I am away from my psychology and go through a lot.”

The police department of the New York City Department of Homeless Services consists of peacekeepers who are not allowed to carry guns. It is not part of the New York Police Department.

If they were convicted of accusations of using excessive force and submitting a false report, Fitts could face up to 30 years in prison.

During Fitt’s court appearance, a prosecutor gave Gatto a copy of a video tape of the alteration.

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