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Brooklyn Man Claims He Was Beaten by NYPD When He Tried to Dispute Parking Ticket

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Community advocates are demanding an explanation from the New York City Police Department after a Brooklyn man claimed he was beaten by police when he tried to dispute a parking ticket.

Duwon Jackson, 30, says he received a ticket for parking illegally on Tuesday and went to the 71st Precinct stationhouse that evening to question it.

Jackson says he left his ID in car and was attacked when he went back to get it.

"I said, 'Come with me to the car to get my ID.' As I sat in my car getting my ID, they just dragged me out the car and started beating me," Jackson said. "If something were to happen to them, I wouldn't be here right now, and now that something happened to me, I got all these steps to take before I can get justice. And I would like justice."

"We want to find out why and who, and they want them in jail, and they've got to face the due diligence of actually answering to this crime," said Tony Herbert of the Advocates Without Borders Network.

Jackson was treated at Kings County Hospital.

He is not facing any charges.

NY1 has reached out to the NYPD for comment.

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