Five Atlantic City police officers are allegedly being investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs investigation unit and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for an incident in June involving a 20-year-old male.
NBC10 released a surveillance video from a local casino that captured a June 15 incident in which David Connor Castellani, 20, was seen being assaulted by five Atlantic City police officers including a K9 officer and his dog who arrived after the initial altercation. The dog can be seen attacking Castellani as he is lying on the street in the video.
The video does not show any confrontation between Castellani and the officers before the incident. The NBC10 story says he was kicked out of the casino because he was underage.
The man’s father David Castellani, a Northfield-based attorney, declined an interview request when reached at his Linwood home Friday night.
The story states David Connor Castellani was charged with assault in the incident.
Police Chief Ernest Jubilee said in the NBC10 story that Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident. He could not be reached for comment Friday night.
The video can be seen at http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/