July 5, 2016 Incident

Following the Independence Day fireworks event in the Township of Maplewood, the Maplewood Police, upon the orders of Police Chief Robert Cimino, forced Black youth who are residents of Maplewood and South Orange to walk into neighboring Irvington. Police used excessive force and harassed the youth who were trying to get home.

CALL-TO-ACTION

Join us in holding Police Chief Robert Cimino and the Maplewood Police Department accountable for their abuse of Black youth on July 5, 2016.

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July 5, 2016

These are video clips of Maplewood NJ Police, upon the orders of Police Chief Robert Cimino, using excessive force and  forcing Black youth to walk into neighboring Irvington following the township's Independence Day fireworks event on July 5, 2016. 

Close up view of Maplewood police body slamming young man to the ground (Source: Village Green newspaper)

Close up view of young man in agony after being pepper sprayed by a Maplewood police officer (Source: Village Green newspaper)

Close up view of Maplewood police assaulting Black youth, punching him while on the ground and an officer kicking the youth (Source: Village Green newspaper)

Maplewood Police_July 5 2016. Officers take down and punch youth and one officer kicks young man in the head.

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