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*On this date in 1997, Abner Louima was beaten. Louima, a Black Haitian immigrant was arrested and brutally attacked by four New York City police officers.
The police officers beat Louima brutally in a police cruiser on the way to the police station. Once back at the station house one of the Officer (Justin Volpe) sodomized Louima with a broken broom handle while a fellow officer held him down.
Volpe is serving his 30-year sentence at a minimum security facility at the Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma; he is scheduled for release on August 3, 2025.