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Sat, 08.09.1997

Abner Louima Beaten by NYPD

*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 Officers (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. 

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