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Outside Expert To Assist Investigation Of Alleged Police Brutality In Freeport

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Scott Davidson

The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office is still investigating a video showing a Freeport man being beaten by police—six months after the incident.
A video posted to social media in December showed Freeport police officers beating Akbar Rogers while he screamed for help. 

Rogers was charged with felony assault for struggling with officers and resisting arrest. 

Rogers is Black, and says he feared for his life during the incident. His lawyer filed a notice of claim against the Village of Freeport for $25 million in February. Rogers also wants charges to be dropped.

A spokesperson for the Nassau District Attorney’s Office told Newsday that an independent use-of-force expert is assisting the investigation.