Daryl Pacheco and Alexus Gordon had just run an errand for her mother, picking up disposable plates at a Staten Island CVS, when he started the car, turned around in the driver’s seat and saw at least a dozen plainclothes police officers through his rear window.
“I get out of the car with my hands up,” Mr. Pacheco, 20, said in an interview last week at his attorney’s apartment. The officers “started cursing and tell me to get on the ground. They threw me to the ground. They checked my pockets and pulled my pants and boxers down. I was exposed. I turned around and asked what they’re doing. One of them kneed me in the head.”