Man berates, threatens NYPD sergeant in Instagram video gone viral

August 15, 2018 - 7:33 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A video posted to Instagram of a man berating and threatening an NYPD officer in a Harlem precinct Monday night has gone viral.

In the video, the man believed to be the individual filming it from his smartphone, kicks off the verbal abuse by addressing Sgt. Freddy Lopez: "Sergeant Lopez, he can suck a big fat f***ing d**k. You're supposed to be here to serve and protect, right? You’re not serving and protecting s***!" 

Then, in response to Sgt. Lopez asking the man if he's recording it on Facebook and telling him he cannot record in a police precinct, the man responds,  "Shut the f**k up, b***h."

According to the NYPD Patrol Guide, filming inside a police precinct is prohibited.

The man continues, "Shut the f*** up b**** or I’ll put it in your f***ing a**"

While this verbal altercation is going on, a female police officer is sitting at a desk nearby.

"I can record anywhere I want to," the man tells Sgt. Lopez. "You can't tell me what not to do. It’s my phone and you don’t pay the bills. You don’t do s***!”

The main charges, "You all love taking people's f****ing bikes."

Sources told The Daily News that Sgt. Lopez seized the man's bike earlier in the day. 

This marks the second time in one week a video has surfaced of NYPD officers being berated: A video surfaced on Sunday, taken Aug. 8, of officers getting heckled and sworn at.

The NYPD said in a statement that the officers “exercised discretion and restraint” by not taking action in that case.

“Sadly, this is the result of years of elected officials demonizing police officers and decriminalizing abhorrent behavior,” Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association said.