A Brooklyn construction worker says an NYPD officer stole over $1,000 from him during a violent stop-and-frisk that was caught on camera last month, but the NYPD is strongly denying the allegations. The disturbing video came to light yesterday after Lamard Joye and his attorney released it to the media:

According to Joye, the unidentified officer stole $1,300 cash from his pocket while frisking him. When Joye protested, the video shows the officer pepper spraying him in the face, and subsequently pepper spraying his sister when she protests. No arrests were made, and Joyce claims the money was never returned to him.

The Brooklyn DA's office is investigating the incident, but the NYPD says Internal Affairs already looked into it and found no improper conduct. The NYPD claims officers were dispatched to the West 31st Street housing complex in Coney Island on the night of September 22nd after receiving a 911 call regarding "a gun-toting man in a black hoodie and black pants." Police say a crowd interfered with officers upon arrival.

"The crowd was ordered to disperse, but one of the males in the group attempted to prevent the officer from issuing [another] suspect two summonses, for disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana," an NYPD spokesperson said in a statement. The NYPD says the officer removed $62 from Joyce's pocket during the frisk, not $1,300, and the money was properly vouchered. According to the NYPD, Joyce never came to claim it.

Joyce's lawyer, Robert Marinelli, has given the Brooklyn DA his pay stubs and bank records showing that Joyce earned several thousand dollars working construction in September, and he claims the $62 was taken from a different man at the scene. "The NYPD is denying what they can’t admit, and admitting what they can’t deny,” Marinelli tells the Daily News. "However, the video does not lie."

The officer accused of stealing the money has not been disciplined and remains on patrol, but Internal Affairs launched a second investigation yesterday.

Reached for comment, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President and aspiring standup comedian Pat Lynch defended the officer, telling the Post: "It is time for people to start giving the cops the benefit of the doubt."