White police accused of sexually brutalizing black man with toilet plunger

September 1997
Jet;09/01/97, Vol. 92 Issue 15, p12
Reports on the surrender to internal affairs of Officer Justin Volpe, accused of sexually assaulting Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, at a Brooklyn, New York police station. Other officers involved and charged, including Thomas Bruder and Thomas Wiese; Racial insults made by the officers; Beatings suffered by Louima; Surgery required; Louima's plans for a lawsuit against the city of New York.


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