Last week, two NYPD officers arrived at the Aliya Institute on East New York Ave. on the border of Crown Heights in Brooklyn. They were responding to reports of a trespassing homeless man, later identified as Ehud H. Halevi. Halevi argued briefly with the police, and then, as you can see from the video above, they beat the shit out of him — punching him, hitting him with a nightstick, and pepper spraying him. He was later charged with assault on a police officer.

As it turns out, Halevi was allowed to be on the premises, according to, the local blog that broke the story. The volunteer security guard who called the cops later told the New York Daily News "I regret making the call. I should have let him sleep. It spiraled out of control."

[, NYDN]