Social Network Videos Show NYPD Officers Being Doused With Water, Struck With Containers
New York City (CBSNewYork)— There is outrage over videos showing NYPD officers in uniform being pelted with water and empty pails over the weekend.
Officers were soaked with water while reacting to an event in Brooklyn in
July 2019.(Credit: NYScanner/Twitter )The NYPD says officers were soaked while responding to a call about a disorderly group on East New york city Opportunity in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports.
A similar scene was caught on cam throughout the weekend’s record-high temperatures. Officers were jailing someone at an automobile in Harlem when they too were showered with water and even struck on the head with an empty container.
“I’ve operated in this community for ten years, and I have actually never ever seen anything like that,” one female said.
Officers in Harlem were doused with water and showered with water buckets while making an arrest. (Credit: NYScanner/Twitter)
Mayor Bill de Blasio attended to the videos on NY1 Monday night.
“Tossing things at NYPD officers is not only not appropriate, it can result in charges. All of those actions can cause charges,” he stated.
Terence Monahan, the NYPD chief of department, included the circumstance is “wicked” and said “every New Yorker should lionize for our cops.”
The videos of polices being doused with water and having objects tossed at them as they made an arrest in #Harlem is guilty. New York City’s cops & & neighborhoods have actually made impressive development– together– however EVERY New Yorker MUST lionize for our cops. They should have nothing less. pic.twitter.com/mPtPPbUSGZ
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) July 22, 2019 Councilman Keith Powers is on the public security committee.
“The hard part to watch was actually these fantastic public servants heading out there, doing their jobs and being dealt with like they do not matter, and as a city, I know we’re much better than that,” he said.
The NYPD states in both cases, no arrests were made and the firm is investigating.
The Police Benevolent Association blamed the mayor’s policies and stated in circumstances like this, officers need to do something about it.
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