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.

  • Justin

    Still claiming that knee was to….. How did you explain it last time? Oh yeah! To her “womb”?

    Clearly it was to her thigh! And she was also resisting arrest. Why don’t you ever tell anyone why these people are in the situations they are in, you make it seem as though they are completely innocent and the cops just decided to arrest them for no reason.

    I do believe I already disproved this video the last time you posted it.

  • Keith

    Yeah, doesn’t look like a knee to the stomach to me, it looks like it hit her leg.

  • Justin

    Since Davy doesn’t want people to know she was the aggressor in this situation, here you go!

  • Jason Free 123

    Another racist bullshit story by that fuckhead Davy V. Making up more bullshit. I did do some checking and 99.99% of your little resume is pure bullshit. You lied about your resume. It doesn’t suprise me because your stories are 100% lies. You are one sad fuck.

  • steve

    Davy , please take up space somewhere else, this is all trash. There is no way of telling what started this and the black girl hollering Im pregnant along with the rest of the ladies creating more trouble. Who knows what started this comotion the cops or the ladies being arrested. where are your facts in this matter.It looks to me that black lady could have kicked the idiot cops ass. She was resisting the arrest on camera and now this has become all the evidence the court needs.So give us some facts, or you just have no facts as usual.I do not like the brutal way cops behave and how they violate our rights every day, however I don’t care for half assed reporting.

  • steve

    StanfordMilgram posted the cops name , address and phone number on copblock . What happens if an inocent member of his family gets hurt or worse over this foolish post by an idiot. do all of you on copblock agree with this.This is from the trash that Davy puts online.There is no backbone to his fucking article , no other reputable news would ever print or release this shit.What went on to create the arrest? Lets have some real news.

  • Keith

    I definitely don’t agree with posting that stuff online. Now aren’t you happy that i’m not like you guys, where a cop abuses innocent citizen and you clowns say “well, they shouldn’t have been there doing that” etc…, which could easily be turned to “well, if he was so woried about his family, maybe he shouldn’t have abused citizens”. Kinda like what most of you have already stated with “well, if she didn’t want to get punched, she should have complied”. Yup, i’m better than you, plain and simple.

  • StanfordMilgram


    Fuck you.

  • StanfordMilgram

    Lets get the names and home addresses and phone numbers of these officers posted on here as well.

  • Jason Free 123

    stanfordmilgram – IS that your real name or are you hiding behind so false bullshit name? Typical fucking activists think by posting police officers names and phone numbers are the right thing to do but it isn’t. All those fucking activists like you want to do is keep the drama going even when there isn’t any drama. Maybe you should post your name and phone number on this website. You are nothing but a fucking goat raping piece of shit.

  • steve

    No , Stanford fuck you while you hide away . you give a fake name because your scared. I use my real name here you chicken ass mother fucker. I hope you get arrested for what you did punk. If an inocent person gets hurt over your bullshit you will be in regret. Ask the troll who i am asshole.i have called the people to let them know what you did assbite. steve noble fort myers fl . print your fucking name and city asshole . And fuck you Davy you fucking phoney.

  • Locke

    You know one of the best ways to protect innocents? I’d say one might be to not deck a woman who is with child. Then ALL the innocents would be protected. Care to argue that?

    Here’s some fun facts you may not know about the internet – Nearly everything is publicly available. Just a little searching and you can find anyone’s address, really. I disagree with posting it, but it isn’t the crime-of-the-century. I don’t think it even qualifies as ‘wrong’. When you do something as abhorrent as needlessly brutalizing a mother-to-be, you have a lot of bad karma coming.

    I’ve noticed that many people seem more upset that Davy V. is bringing attention to this terrible event than the terrible event itself. That is troubling and sad.

  • steve


  • Locke

    Is it normal for people to claim being pregnant when they are not? Isn’t that a situation where you’d want to err on the side of caution? And even I’d the woman wasn’t, a far mor shallow escalation ramp would clearly be appropriate.

    I’m a fan of police. I think they should be better paid, professional, and prolific, walking the beat. We’d all benefit from that. But this looks like thuggery to me. Unacceptable.

  • steve

    Is it normal Locke? No it’s not and is it normal to misrepresent the news? No it isn’t and is it normal to see these people gang up with one another yelling white cracker? Is it normal to claim the girl in this photo was kneed in the “whomb” when you can plainly see in the video that it was her thy? i do not condone police brutality on anyone of any color,race,ethnic group , or sexual preference.I don’t like misrepresentation of the facts. No I don’t agree that punching the fat loud mouth in the head. And if what I hear is true that they were called out on a dispute and were pepper sprayed by same girl, I would think the cop used discretionary tactics not to injure her.

  • steve

    Lets get StanfordMilgrams real name that he will not give out and his address and phone number. He probibly lives with his mommy.

  • StanfordMilgram


    Quit being so deviant. You act like a 4 year old at Walmart who’s mom told him he couldn’t have a Barbie.

  • steve

    It wasn’t Barbie it was a candy bar.

  • Jason Free 123

    steve – you live with your mommy. That has been proven fuckface. You keep her in the closet so “You can always have her near”. That’s why you made a necklace out of her left breast. It was always your favorite.