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Paterson man alleges police beat him outside South Paterson nightclub


A city man is alleging in a federal lawsuit 10-15 police officers viciously attacked him outside of a South Paterson nightclub.

Nedal Abdallah alleges police officers charged at him with guns aimed at him while commanding he put his hands up as he exited Paradise Cafe on August 11, 2014 at about 9 p.m.

“What’s going on?” he asked the two police officers repeatedly, according to the lawsuit. He alleges police officers put him in a headlock and threw him to the ground. Both officers beat him with batons once he fell to the ground, he alleges in the lawsuit.

He was “kicked and beat repeatedly” by the initial arresting officers. Those two officers called back up bringing 10 to 15 officers to the scene who allegedly “engaged in punching and kicking” Abdallah, according to the complaint.

Police charged Abdallah with aggravated assault and riot, according to the complaint. He states in the lawsuit he suffered “extensive injuries” due to the alleged incident.

The lawsuit names police officers K. Kunzig, R. Rayfield, F. Rendina, and F. Khan. The lawsuit states police officers violated Abdallah’s various civil rights.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

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    he makes it sound like the police just went there to beat the crap out of someone.were police looking for him or at the very least,someone who looks like him? & for what reasons or charges?
    i have issues with some of our officers but wonder what the circumstances were in this case.i'm waiting to hear the rest of the story.