Daily News: Queens teen claims cops handcuffed and beat him up at precinct for being ‘smart’

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Published by DailyNews.com, November 4, 2014.

17 year old Jonathan Alvarez plans to sue the city after a brutal police beatdown in Forest Park, Queens. The officers in plainclothes beat Alvarez before handcuffing him and putting him in an unmarked vehicle; Alvarez says it felt like an abduction and he was scared for his life. His lawyer Chris Fitzgerald is in the preliminary stages of filing a civil suit against the NYPD for a wrongful arrest, seeking $1.5 million for the emotional and physical distress Alvarez suffered.