Paterson police officer indicted for allegedly assaulting teen, attempting to cover up attack | Paterson Times

Paterson police officer indicted for allegedly assaulting teen, attempting to cover up attack


A police officer has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a teen and then trying to cover it up, federal authorities said on Tuesday.

Kevin Patino, 29, of Paterson, was indicted on conspiracy against rights by depriving a person of his constitutional right to be free from use of unreasonable force by law enforcement, deprivation of rights under color of law, and two counts of falsification of records.

Patino and another police officer, Kendry Tineo-Restituyo, allegedly attacked then-19-year-old Osamah Alsidi of Paterson.

On December 14, 2020 at around 12:30 a.m., Patino and Tineo-Restituyo approached the victim, who was walking with his hands in his pockets, outside of 1245 Madison Avenue. Patino grabbed the victim, but the victim tried to separate himself. He then struck the victim in the face and body numerous times, authorities said.

Tineo-Restituyo picked the victim up and threw him to the ground. Both officers then repeatedly struck the victim while he was on the ground, authorities said.

Alsidi was badly injured and required treatment at the hospital.

Patino and Tineo-Restituyo appeared to have put the incident behind them. Then a video of the incident was shared by a Muslim civil rights organization that went viral in February 2021, leading to investigations and charges.

Tineo-Restituyo and Patino were charged in April 2021. Patino and Tineo-Restituyo could face 30 years in prison if convicted.

  • HankMorgan

    There is no leadership in the PPD. Only incompetence.

    • HankMorgan

      I mean, the police are responsible for committing more crimes than the general public!

  • TrollingALLWokeSJWs

    Where’s Jerry now? He’s not knocking people over to get in front of a camera or behind a mic, is he?

  • Virginia Wright

    I remember reading about this when it happened. Why doesn't this article mention the fact that there was video footage?

    • HankMorgan

      Editor of this site likes to play ball with the PPD and PPS. Always omitting big stories. Stick with Joe Malinconico at the Paterson Press. Tells it straight.