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During the late hours of August 9 1997 Human a fight broke out just outside of a Brooklyn nightclub The New York City Police were dispatched to the scene and several individuals who were involved were arrested and taken to jail To many this seems like a daily occurrencea fight breaks out and the police come and arrest those involved At first glance this seemed like an all-too-common event When things like these do occur we as citizens believe that a night in jail and a few charges is all that will be brought against these people To a man by the name of Abner Louima however this is not what happened New York police officer Justin Volpe believed that he was assaulted by Mr Louima during the arrest and sought revenge against him Later that evening after being allegedly beaten by several officers on the way to the station Officer Volpe sodomized Abner Louima with a broken broomstick in a bathroom at the 70th precinct station in Brooklyn Albanese Louima was severely injured during the incident and spent two weeks in the hospital suffering several major internal injuries including a ruptured bladder and colon What happened that night to Mr Louima was immediately brought to the attention of the public by the media and much debate was spawned The public was outraged that something of this caliber occurred and the minorities made accusations of racial profiling Having suffered this inhumane treatment Abner Louima quickly filed a lawsuit against the New York City government and the union representing the New York Police Department claiming officers conspired to create a blue wall of silence and lies to obstruct justice Human His civil rights suit accused police and the Police Benevolent Association officials of condoning an environment in which the most violent police officers believed they would be insulated from prosecution On top of that Louima sued for 115 million dollars for the actions and trauma that
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