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Protesting the Peace Police; Roosevelt Island residents want corrupt cops thrown out!

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 18:45:00-05

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NEW YORK (PIX11)– They are called peace officers but residents say they are anything but peaceful.

A protest was held today against Roosevelt Island public safety officers for what citizens claim is their abuse of power.

Protesters say the officers use excessive force and violence and nothing has been done to stop it.

On January 13th a man was nearly beaten to death by the peace officers.