Rochester, NY Police officer Lucas Krull Not the First RPD Cop Caught on Video Assaulting a Pregnant Woman

By Davy V.

Tuesday night, while working on a story involving an Irondequoit, NY Police officer caught on video harassing a 15-year old skateboarder and his friends, I received message from a young man who follows my work.

“Hey look at the video on my wall smh…..”

After clicking the link, and seeing a disturbing video which shows Rochester, NY Police officer Lucas Krull driving a pregnant woman into a wooden porch bannister post, then punch her in the head, before throwing her on the ground, I thought “They did it again.”

You see, just a couple of months ago, I came across another disturbing video.

That video, which was posted to YouTube over a year ago, shows another white Rochester, NY Police officer (Lucas Krull is white), assaulting another pregnant, African-American woman, by kneeing her in her mid-section.

However, unlike the video of Rochester Police officer Lucas Krull beating Brenda Hardaway, which I not only helped go viral, but once again forced Rochester’s Coroorate-run, mainstream media to finally report on it (they usually ignore anything that shows law enforcement in a bad light, until I take a story national, then they can’t ignore it anymore), the video of the RPD officer kneeing the young pregnant woman, did not go viral.

In fact, it barely got a couple of hundred hits.

And of course, Rochester’s Corporate news media never reported on it.

Shame on Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard, who defended RPD officer Lucas Krull beating a pregnant woman, dismissing Krull’s punch to her head as nothing more than a “distractionary technique”, meant to “change her channel”, and who allows rogue, white officers to abuse, and beat minorities in Rochester, NY, on a daily basis.

Including women.

Pregnant women.

Wake up Rochester, NY!


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Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.