Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

ParakeetST. GEORGE — 
DNAInfo

A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court documents.

Last year, Evelyn Lugo's bird, Tito, was thrown from his cage after it was knocked off a dresser as cops came into her Corson Avenue home, the Daily News first reported.

The officers then stepped on the bird intentionally, killing it, court documents say.
Officers also beat two of Lugo's sons, her daughter and a family friend, the lawsuit claims.
According to court documents, police entered Lugo's home on Sept. 2, 2012, as her family was celebrating Labor Day.

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