Join Family, Friends and the Community as they gather on the spot where 17-year-old Hakeem Kuta laid motionless after falling from a 6 story building.
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 17-year-old Hakeem Kuta was visiting with his friends in 2685 Valentine Ave. Bronx NY. At approximately 7:30 p.m. Police Officer Edmundo Rivera, Eduard Solano, Maria Imburgia and Brian Mahon enter the building 2685 and Valentine Ave. and when the police officers reach the young teens they got startle and began to run. Police gave chase and corner Hakeem Kuta and another young man on the corner of the roof. Police Officer Edmundo Rivera stated that he pulled on the teen that was holding on to Hakeem Kuta causing the teen to loose grip and Hakeem fell 6 stories to his death.
The family is asking for justice and the truth.
This is another case of the aggressive Broken Window Policing. This young man should not have died.
2685 Valentine Ave.
D train to Kingsbridge.
Copwatch Patrol Unit – CPU” Mothers Cry For Justice, Bronx Coalition To End Police Brutality, Stop Stop + Frisk NYC, October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality – New York, New Yorkers Against Bratton