Police Brutality Victim Abner Louima Endorses Adams in NYC Mayoral Race

Abner Louima, (above right) endorsed Brooklyn Borough President (and former NYPD officer) Eric Adams Tuesday.
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The survivor of one of the worst police brutality incidents in New York City history, Abner Louima, (above right) endorsed Brooklyn Borough President (and former NYPD officer) Eric Adams Tuesday.

For mayoral candidates on the campaign trail, every endorsement could mean the difference between sitting in the city’s highest office and attending the inauguration of a rival. On May 4, Adams called his latest endorsement, “One of the most significant that one can receive in this race.”

Many recall Louima’s horrendous experience being divulged from a hospital bed in 1997 as he described how he was viciously beaten and violated by NYPD officers; the attack required him to undergo multiple surgeries.

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