NEW YORK — Two police officers charged with burning a young narcotics suspect 43 times with an electric stun gun ignored his pleas for mercy and threatened to "do it all night" unless he confessed, the teen-ager says.
"I was in pain. I was pleading with them to please stop," said Mark Davidson, 18, a high school senior with no prior record who was arrested for allegedly selling $10 worth of marijuana.
"The pain was so bad. They said they would do it all night," Davidson said.
Sgt. Richard A. Pike, 50, and Officer Jeffrey W. Gilbert, 33, were arrested Monday for what Queens Dist. Atty. John Santucci called the "medieval torture" of Davidson. They were arraigned today on assault charges and released on their own recognizance.
Davidson's lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, said the officers used the stun gun to extract a false confession that Davidson sold an undercover agent two $5 bags of marijuana on a street.