Peter Lawson Arrest Video

As the video begins, Peter Lawson, the plaintiff, is on the left-hand side of the frame exiting through the gate wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt with dreadlocks.

On June 4, 2020, in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder and in the midst of worldwide reckoning against police brutality towards people of color, the NYPD Officers pulled up to Peter Lawson’s home and acted brazenly and violently against an African American man who was not violating any laws and was in his home.  The NYPD  Officers claimed they were responding to an alleged “noise complaint phoned into 311.”

Fortunately, a home security camera captured the incident as Mr. Lawson was tased, beaten, and had his dreadlocks ripped out of his head in front of his 3-year-old son and family. The video shows that the NYPD Officers manufactured the violent encounter