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NY1 Exclusive: Queens Family Alleges Security Officers Beat Sons Up During Arrest

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A Queens family says security at their housing development went too far during an incident involving two brothers.

Amateur video shows the incident taking place Saturday at the Lefrak City apartments in Corona.

Lefrak City guards are seen hitting Uriel Nektalov, 26, on the legs with a baton.

Security claims he and his 17-year-old brother Daniel were resisting arrest. Lefrak City security guards have peace officer status, which allows them to make arrests.

The family tells NY1 the brothers were shouting at each other other their mother's home and told security to stay out of it.

"One of the arresting officers punched me in my eye for no reason all I said to them was why are you touching my mother what are you guys doing what did they do and they started beating us down," said Daniel Nektalov.

"I said to them, 'Don't touch them, don't do like that.' And they hit them in the head," said the alleged victims' mother, Galina Nektalov.

Nektalov's family says Daniel suffered a broken nose and cheek bone.

They say his brother Uriel, who lives in Brooklyn, has a broken leg and hasn't slept in two days because of the pain.

"I got beat for nothing. I'm in pain, that's it," said Uriel Nektalov.

Daniel Nektalov said the video only captures part of the incident.

"After, when they brought us to the basement to bring us to their facility, they were beating us down in the basement," said Nektalov.

Their mother is seen in the video trying to step in. She says the guards punched her in the chest and slammed her head into the wall twice.

Hospital records show she suffered a head contusion and bruises to her chest.

A spokesperson for the company that handles Lefrak City security says, "We are currently investigating the incident, and will only comment after we have a complete understanding of what happened."

Both brothers are charged with assault, harassment and resisting arrest. In court documents, the officers claim Daniel struck one of them to prevent them from arresting Uriel.

Ted Kasapis, the Nektalov family's attorney, said that explanation does not make sense.

"The video tape shows Daniel in cuffs this entire time, so there's no logic as to how this happened. I believe it's an outright lie," said Kasapis.

The accused brothers said they are living in fear in their own homes.

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