- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer at a nonprofit who appears in an anti-police music video called “Hands Up” has resigned from the legal agency.

Kumar Rao sent a resignation to the Bronx Defenders on Friday. His lawyer announced the resignation Wednesday. Rao says in the letter he is “heartbroken” to leave the agency. He regrets his involvement with the video and said he should have better vetted and put in writing that Bronx Defenders would have the right to edit.

The video was published online in December. It includes images of guns held to a police officer’s head. Scenes were filmed inside the nonprofit’s offices.

The agency receives $20 million in city funding and Mayor Bill de Blasio called the findings of a city investigation that exposed the link “deeply disturbing.”



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