DASHCAM VIDEO: 60-year-old man says cops pulled him out of car, broke his arm
Burlington City Police are being sued by a 60-year-old Philadelphia man who alleges police pinned him down and broke his arm during an arrest outside a Wawa in 2014.
In video of the arrest played by attorney Michael J. McKenna and posted on the Courier-Post website, two officers are seen speaking to his client, Steven S. Kahn, on the driver's side and a woman who is not identified on the passenger side. The officer then begins shouting at the woman to get out of the car. She is seen being pulled out of the car and then walked to a patrol car by three officers.
As the officers place handcuffs on the woman as she leans on the hood of the cruiser, one of the officers returns to the passenger side of Kahn's car and orders him out of the car. A second officer walks over and orders Kahn out of the car and then pulls him out of the car and pushes him to the ground as Kahn repeatedly says that he didn't do anything.
The newspaper reports that according to the suit, the woman had a dispute in a nearby Wawa over buying tobacco products without presenting ID. Police also alleged Kahn had put a marijuana cigarette in a coffee cup.
The suit claims that an officer broke Kahn's arm when he "suddenly and with great force" bent it.
In a statement provided to New Jersey 101.5, Burlington City Police said the department "holds our officers to the highest level of integrity and ethical standards. At this time, we are currently reviewing both old and new information recently provided to our agency. Due to the notification of current litigation, we are unable to provide any further comment at this time."
The department would not release a copy of the video to New Jersey 101.5, citing the ongoing litigation.