VIDEO: Man sprays graffiti outside Manhattan courthouse in view of NYPD

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July 09, 2020 - 1:07 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – New video shows a man scrawling graffiti outside a Manhattan courthouse—in view of NYPD officers.

The Sergeants’ Benevolent Association, an NYPD union, posted the video to Twitter on Tuesday. It shows the man spray-painting a lamppost at the Surrogate’s Courthouse on Chambers Street as a handful of police officers stand nearby.

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“You are watching a graffiti vandal add to the destruction of a NYC building just a short distance from City Hall and yes the NYPD is not allowed to make the arrest,” the union wrote in its tweet.

According to the New York Post, police have arrested at least one person recently for spraying graffiti at the courthouse—an 18-year-old Brooklyn man was charged last week.

It’s unclear when the video was taken, but the man was surrounded by graffiti already tagged on the courthouse during “Occupy City Hall” protests last week. Protesters had camped outside City Hall as they called for deep cuts to the NYPD in the city budget.

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