The officers "viciously punched (Mohamed) about the head and body, before and after he was taken into custody," dragged him down the stairs, arrested and continued to beat him, according to court documents and trial testimony. Police treat mentally handicapped people the same as emotionally disturbed persons. There is a difference and training should reflect it, Aboushi said. The city has not decided whether to appeal. Walid Mohamed was beaten by cops who came when his family called an ambulance to take him to safety on day Hurricane Sandy hit city in 2012. (Walid Mohamed Family Handout) "We respect the jury's verdict, but will be reviewing it to determine whether there are grounds to appeal, said Nick Paolucci, a spokesman with the citys Law Department. The officers took Mohamed to Beth Israel Medical Center for treatment for cuts, bruises and swelling to his face and body, court records show. He was released a few days later and was not charged with a crime. (Mohamed) suffered severe emotional distress , causing (Mohamed) to experience fear, anxiety, loss of sleep, appetite and mental anguish, the lawsuit read. The family sued the city, NYPD Officers Robert Larocco, Katherine Keating, George Santana, Ahmed Deeb and Sgt. Steven Hernandez as well as two other unnamed officers involved.
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