NYPD arrests 3 suspects accused of dousing cops with water in 2 incidents

David Caplan
July 23, 2019 - 6:16 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three suspects were arrested on accusations of dumping water on police officers in two separate incidents that appeared on viral videos which surfaced Monday, sources tell 1010 WINS.

One suspect is accused of dumping water on officers in Brownsville and two suspects are accused of dumping buckets of water on police officers in Harlem.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said in a tweet that a 28-year-old man, who he describes as a known gang member, was arrested for the Brooklyn incident.

On Tuesday, authorities released photos of three young men who were accused of tossing buckets of water at police officers arresting a suspect in Harlem last Sunday. which illicited a harsh response from the NYPD and local lawmakers. 

One of the police officers was hit in the head with a bucket. NYPD said the officer "suffered pain and swelling to the back of his head."

A passer-by captured the assaults on video:

Meanwhile in #Brownsville

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NYPD chief Terence Monahan said, "The videos of cops being doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they made an arrest in #Harlem is reprehensible," Monahan tweeted. "NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less."

Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York blamed "anti-cop lawmakers" for the assault.

He tweeted, "Our anti-cop lawmakers have gotten their wish: the NYPD is now frozen. It's not the fault of these police officers. It's the end result of the torrent of bad policies and anti-police rhetoric that has been streaming out of City Hall and Albany for years now."

And Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted, "Completely unacceptable. A video from the 28 Precinct shows people interfering in an arrest by throwing water and objects at officers. The NYPD kept New Yorkers safe through the heatwave and last night's outages. We won't tolerate this kind of disrespect. NYPD is investigating."