NYPD releases graphic photos of bloodied officer hit by brick during George Floyd protest

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May 30, 2020 - 8:00 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD early Saturday night released, via now-deleted tweets, graphic photos of a bloodied officer who was hit by a brick during Friday night's protests over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

The photos show a male officer's face covered in blood and deep cuts in his lips. One photos show his bloodied vest.

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"It is very difficult to practice descelation when you're having a brick thrown at you, at your head," the tweet reads, quoting NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea.

The tweet continued, "To everyone protesting, please remember how important it is to protest peacefully. This serious injury on an officer is a direct result of last night's protest."

A subsequent tweet included a close-up photo of the officer's bloodied mouth. 

"This injury is NOT THE RESULT OF PROTEST, IT'S the direct result of VIOLENT agitators disguising as protesters attempting to cause harm on police officers," read the tweet. "Officers are civil servants that are there to ensure peace during protests. In order to keep peace, WE MUST WORK TOGETHER."