NYPD refuses to investigate assault complaint filed against haredi community activists Steve and Moshe Zakheim on February 16, 2011 for assaulting women at a protest against the Brooklyn DA's Jewish liaison, Henna White, on February 15, 2011, haredi women say.
Breaking News: New York City Police Department refuses to investigate the complaint filed against Steve and Moshe Zakheim
By Coalition Against Legal Abuse in New York
Breaking News: New York City Police Department refuses to investigate the complaint filed against Steve and Moshe Zakheim on February 16, 2011–02–18 for assaulting women at the Protest on February 15, 2011.
At this event, it was clearly obvious and from the video on youtube that Steve Zakheim and his Brother Moshe attacked many women at the peaceful demonstration, who are part of the Coalition Against Legal Abuse, CALA NY. A video was that attack was distributed on the internet, originating and on youtube. It is outrageous that these two Zakheim brothers are involved with OHEL Children’s Home in Brooklyn NY, yet can get away with such an obscene attack on women.
The attack was captured on a second photographer’s video camera, as you can see on the youtube video, as well as witnesses capturing the protest on their cellphone cameras. We urge Shimon Gifter, a freelance photographer from theyeshivaworld.com news to release the video showing the attack. We urge all other witnesses to immediately come forward and contact the coalition in confidence, to assist in this investigation. You may remain anonymous.
After filing the criminal complaint at the 70th precinct, Detective Dominick Scotto, Community affairs officer assured us that the case will be followed through within 24 hours. A special detective squad also interviewed the witnesses and promised to assign two detectives from the District Attorney’s office to investigate the sexual harassment incident.
The coalition was notified yesterday at 4:00 pm that the case has been closed, and filed simply as ‘harassment’ with no follow-up and no interviews with any members of the New York City Police Department.
WE URGE ALL IN THE COMMUNITY WHO CARE ABOUT FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE CAPTAIN OF THE 70TH PRECINCT AND URGE HIM TO REOPEN THE HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST STEVE AND MOSHE ZAKHEIM, COMPLAINT NUMBER 1264, Dated 2/16/2011.
Brooklyn 70th Precinct
Captain Peter Venice, Executive Officer
Captain Michael Giovanelli, Executive Officer
Det. Dominick Scotto, Community Affairs
154 Lawrence Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11230-1103
Telephone: (718) 851-5511