New York, NY — A disturbing video has surfaced which shows an NYPD cop kneeling over a man’s lifeless body while puffing on a cigar.

The video was uploaded to YouTube this week and it shows multiple NYPD cops standing around an unconscious man laid out on the pavement. Several moments pass before any of the officers attempt to tend to the man.

The Free Thought Project reached out to both the NYPD and the video uploader. However, we have yet to hear anything back from the uploader. The NYPD said they will look into the video, however, they were unable to confirm when and where this took place.

It is unclear as to how or why the man is laying on the ground. However, he appears to need medical assistance and is receiving none.

Aside from the sadistic nature of enjoying a cigar kneeling over the lifeless body of a man, NYPD policy prohibits smoking while in uniform. This policy appears to be entirely ineffective at preventing this officer’s cigar-smoking, however.

As the video begins, the smoking officer hands something to his fellow officer and then takes a big puff. The officer grabs whatever it was the smoking officer handed him and then puts it on the face of the unconscious man. The video then ends.

The Free Thought Project doesn’t normally cover stories with such little substance, however, we are hoping that our readers can help us figure out where this was and what happened to expose any potential misconduct — as the NYPD has been no help.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.