The Brooklyn DA’s Office is probing whether an NYPD cop stole $1,300 from a construction worker while searching him in Coney Island, officials said.
The investigation was launched after a video emerged showing the unidentified officer putting his hand into the pocket of Lamard Joye and pulling out what looks like papers as the Brooklyn man is being held up against a fence shortly after midnight on Sept. 16.
In the video — which was taken by an onlooker with a cellphone camera — Joye can be heard yelling after the officer took the “papers.”
“Give me my money, man! Give me my money!” Joye exclaims.
The officer then pepper-sprayed him, said Joye’s attorney, Robert Marinelli.