WATCH: 'Reprehensible' videos show young men tossing buckets of water over NYPD officers

David Caplan
July 22, 2019 - 6:33 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD chief Terence Monahan isn't mincing words about videos that have surfaced on social media showing young men in Harlem and Brownsville in Brooklyn tossing buckets of water on officers. In once instance, it's as an officer is handcuffing a suspect against his patrol car. 

"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."

"Throwing things at an NYPD officer is not only not acceptable, it can lead to charges," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "People have to really understand this is serious stuff: don’t do it, don’t aid and abet it."

The head of the Sergeant's Benevolent Association blamed de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill and called on O'Neill to resign.

He said in a statement, “The politically-motivated agenda of Commissioner O’Neill puts all police officers in harm’s way and makes what was once the proudest police department in the world a laughingstock. Commissioner O’Neill needs to resign immediately and take the dancing bears and karaoke cops on his executive staff with him."

PBA President Patrick Lynch made a statement which read, "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."

Note: One of the two videos below contains profanity

Meanwhile in #Brownsville They said make sure everyone stays cool ----‍♀️------ That means y’all too ----‍♂️---- #Brooklyn

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The Harlem cop-dousing took place at 115 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. 

 De Blasio tweeted after the incident, "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."

 

 

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