Thursday, August 14, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: US POLICY AND AFRICA
1997-08-14

NEW YORK TORTURE

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Guests

Donald Barlett, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor.

James Steele, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor.

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WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF A POLICE TORTURE IN THIS SEGMENT OF THE SHOW.

A 25-year-old New York police officer was charged last night with assaulting and brutalizing a Haitian immigrant in a Brooklyn station house bathroom after arresting him outside a nightclub. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that other officers might also be arrested.

Abner Louima, 33, told investigators that police officers beat him in the police cruiser and then bathroom in the of 70th Precinct station house, where they subjected him to racial slurs and sodomized him. Taped statements: • Casilda Roper Simpson, the attorney for Abner Louima. • Richie Perez, of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, and advocacy and research group based in New York City.

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