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Stripper says off duty Brookline cops attacked her chaperone

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Fox Undercover is bringing you more exclusive details about an alleged case of police brutality in Brookline.

Four Brookline cops have already been placed on paid leave after a weekend fight at a bachelor party.

The alleged victim first told his story to Fox 25.

Now a key witness is speaking out.

The stripper who saw what happened did not want to be identified.

“They were just like kicking him and punching him in the head. They wouldn't stop. He was brutally beaten. It was horrible,” said the woman.

The woman saw what happened to her chaperone, Bob Sonia, early Sunday morning outside a condo on Beacon Street in Brookline.

The stripper works for Shamrock Entertainment which received a call at around three in the morning requesting a stripper at a bachelor party, a party attended by four off duty Brookline cops.

When the stripper and her chaperone arrived after four, the woman says the men told them the bachelor had already left and asked them to leave.

“So I think they had gotten upset that we were still trying to get them to have the show,” said the woman, “because that's when they stated we're cops. You got to leave.”
The stripper says she and her chaperone left, but were followed by one of the off duty cops.

“I noticed one of the men behind me taking pictures,” she said.

The woman says Sonia got out of the car to find out what was going on.

“Next thing I know I seen the guy punch him and almost immediately the other 3 men that had been at the party attacked him,” said the stripper.

The woman says the attack lasted at least 15 minutes.

“One of the men yelled let's take him to someone's house. I didn't hear the name, but they wanted to take him somewhere and once I heard that that's when I backed up the car,” she said. “I had to try and get him out of there.”

Eventually a uniformed officer arrived.
“I couldn’t make any sense of it. The policeman came over. He wasn't trying to do anything with the men that were beating on Bob,” said the woman.

Sonia was handcuffed, but not arrested and taken by ambulance to the hospital.
“I got a fracture right underneath my eye socket. I got a fracture on my nose and I got this laceration here, they glued that shut,” said Sonia.

The stripper says she doesn't know why the situation escalated, but wonders whether alcohol use could explain the conduct of the off duty cops.

Brookline Police are still refusing to identify the officers involved and continue to withhold the police report and recordings of 9-1-1 calls.

In a statement, Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary says his department is taking this matter very seriously.

He adds the department is withholding information to maintain the integrity of its investigation.

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