A BEATING IN BROOKLYN

NEW YORK'S FINEST COME UNDER FIRE AFTER A HAITIAN MAN IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, ALLEGEDLY BY COPS

On Saturday, Aug. 9, Abner Louima, 30, a Haitian immigrant, was relaxing at a Brooklyn music club when a fight broke out between two women. Next thing Louima knew, he had been taken into custody by police outside the club. Louima, a bank security guard and a married father, says he was beaten as police drove to Brooklyn's 70th Precinct station house. But it was after he got there that the real nightmare began: as he tells it, he was strip-searched, then two cops took him into a bathroom and shoved a wooden pole, perhaps belonging to a toilet plunger, into...

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