According to investigators at least eight (8) Correction Officers were involved in the incident. Though the CO’s initially claimed Mr. Bornstein “tossed them around like dolls,” autopsy photos show that Amit was shackled and beaten to death after asking to make a phone call home. Amit’s family and neighbors are demanding the release of the county jail video and audio tapes, and a fair and full investigation into his death, with appropriate disciplinary and criminal charges filed against his killers.

In response to the silence from the Sherriff’s office, a press conference and rally is being organized for Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm in Freehold Borough to demand scrutiny of officer misconduct, human rights violations and to demonstrate concerns over the mismanagement of the jail by Monmouth County’s Sherriff’s Office. The family is also asking witnesses to come forward with any helpful information.

-- We are asking for concerned people and organizations to rally with us against officer brutality and for the protection of human rights --
*** Come to the rally!! Buses will be providing transportation for folks throughout the city (Manhattan and Brooklyn) - e-mail for pickup locations! ***

*** send email to to sign a petition for the release of surveillance video ***

-- If we all ask at once, the Sheriff's Office will hear our demand to release the surveillance video from the jail, and for a full and fair investigation of Amit's case. --

This rally is also endorsed by the October 22 Coalition and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.