A disturbance on 15th Street early Sunday ended with what eyewitnesses called the beating of a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student by police — an incident now making the rounds on the video website YouTube.
The video was filmed by Nicholas Nigro, an RPI student and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. At the conclusion of the 94-second video, a police officer approaches the camera and appears to close a door on Nigro, who protests and says he is standing inside his own house.
“Get in your house. Goodbye,” the officer can be heard saying.
Nigro, 25, was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possessing an open container, which are both violations that resulted in a ticket being issued. Tedesco said the disorderly conduct count was for “failure to disperse” as ordered by an officer.