NYPD officer hurt, 11 arrested as unruly crowd taunts police in Brooklyn

August 18, 2019 - 10:42 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – An NYPD officers was hurt and 11 people were arrested when a night of partying in Brooklyn ended in a large crowd getting out of hand and taunting police, authorities said.

The officer suffered minor injuries. Police said he or she had a laceration on the arm, possibly from a thrown bottle.

The trouble started around 11 p.m. Saturday at the Marcy Houses, near Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where a crowd got out of control during a hot night of picnicking and barbecuing.

Reports say officers were trying to break up a barbecue when some in the crowd got angry. Citizen App video shows a heavy police presence in the area.

At least one officer, maybe two, were hit by objects thrown from the rooftops of buildings, according to police.

At one point, gunfire rang out, with seven or eight shots heard by witnesses. Police said when officers ran to see what was going on, they were taunted by onlookers.

Just was in the middle of a riot on my way home from the deli. Cops beating people up, spraying people with mace, slamming people's heads into car windshields.. i had permission to film the first guy pouring milk into his eyes, the concerned guy telling me to stop filming wasn't aware.. but anyways #marcyprojects check out all the police running there was about 40 of them update: someone was shooting at the cops from the roof across the street...

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Locals said police fired pepper spray, which angered people in the crowd. Video surfaced showing people using milk to clear their eyes.

In the end, 11 people were arrested on a variety of charges, the most serious being disorderly conduct, according to police.

The incident comes after a series of assaults in which officers were doused with water in neighborhoods across the city.

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