On Saturday Talk of the Sound reported on an unusual call that went out for all officers to respond to an incident on Brook and Horton: New Rochelle Police Arrest Four in front of Convenience Store at Horton Avenue and Brook Street
When an officer at the scene put of a call for "officer needs assistance", police dispatchers took the highly unusual step of ordering all units to respond. Police, including the Harbor Patrol Unit responded. Four arrests were made. The police entered the area in force and then withdrew to avoid escalating the situation further.
Now further information has aired on Channel 12 News that provides the background for what sparked the call.
The family members and neighbors of an alleged drug dealer say police officers used excessive force against the suspect over the weekend. An angry mob stormed New Rochelle police headquarters Saturday, claiming officers had their knees against Eric Landrine's chest and used night sticks to beat him while trying to make an arrest.
Shortly after the incident, tensions were still high. Visiting the neighborhood moments after, area residents were gathered in groups throughout the area discussing the incident.