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Bastard NYPD Cops Get In Mass Brawl With Teens
Wild brawl between teens, cops reflects poorly on NYPD, Brooklyn prez says.
A former NYPD officer and Brooklyn Borough President called for one of the officers to be disciplined over a wild subway melee between cops and teenagers.
“I’ve watched this video footage several times. The one officer who punched the two teens should immediately be placed on modified assignment until a complete investigation is carried out,” Eric Adams tweeted Sunday. “At best, his actions were off base and reflect poorly on [NYPD].”
The brawl broke out in Jay Street-MetroTech station near Borough Hall around 2:20 a.m. Saturday when cops responded to reports of a fight.
Dramatic video shows officers trying to cuff one of the teens as he appears to pull away.
One officer — the cop Adams references — runs up to a teen and punches him in the face, starting another brawl. Later, another officer can be seen throwing punches.
Three teens were arrested — one of whom was charged with assault on a police officer, cops said.
Adams said he was “concerned about what led up to this melee,” which he believed started as an assault on a young woman and someone reacted by spraying mace in the station.
“We can’t have innocent people placed in harm’s way from police or civilians,” Adams wrote.
“As a former police officer, I know one of the most difficult parts of policing is interacting with young people amid a dispute. This is another clear example of why deescalation training matters. I will be speaking with [Chief Terence Monahan] on my observations regarding this incident.”
An NYPD spokesman said none of the officers has been reassigned and would not say whether the Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating.