Prosecutors have indicted two NYPD officers on assault charges for allegedly beating Karim Baker, a U.S. Postal Service worker. Baker claims he faced harassment from cops after unwittingly giving directions to Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the man who shot and killed Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu last year.
After shooting his girlfriend Saturday morning, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley of Union City, Georgia traveled from Baltimore to New York and gunned down two NYPD officers, apparently in retaliation for recent police-related homicides. According to some commentators, however, Brinsley was only partially responsible for the murders, aided by accomplices Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama.