Newburgh councilor Omari Shakur was caught on camera footage from the police on Tuesday and launched a heated 20-minute tirade against officers in which he said, “Get me out of my face!” I am your f ** king boss’
This is the shocking moment when a New York City Council member scolded two police officers in a big mouthed tirade, where he said, “I am your f ** king boss!”
Newburgh councilor Omari Shakur launched his heated rage of twenty minutes after a police officer honked him and ordered him to move his car while sitting in the opposite roadway on a street.
The confrontation on Tuesday was caught on a police camera and shows the moment when Shakur explodes at the agents who say: ‘Then take the throat out of my face! I’m your f * king boss! ”
Now, Shakur, who was elected in November, is accused by police unions of making threats and using “offensive” language against a detective and another officer.
However, Shakur says the detective threatened him and told him to be careful, otherwise he would “end up as your son.”
Shakur’s 23-year-old son, Antonio “Tony” Bryant, was shot and killed by the police in 2006.
The confrontation on Tuesday was caught on cameras from police authorities and shows the moment when Shakur explodes with the officers who say: ‘Then get me out of my face! I’m your f * king boss! “
Officers approached him because he was in his car in the opposite lane and refused to move when the police squeaked at him and their lights flashed
When asked to show his ID to the police, he refused to say, “I give you nothing.”
In the Tuesday incident, Shakur’s car was in the middle of Carpenter Avenue in Newburgh in the opposite lane when a police car stopped behind him and the two policemen inside him honked and their lights flashed.
Video recorded on an agent’s body camera shows an officer approaching Shakur’s car, where he is sitting in the driver’s seat talking to another officer.
“Just give me your driver’s license and registration so we can be on our way,” the officer wearing the body camera said.
“I’m not giving you anything … King ** arrest me because I’m sitting here to take care of things,” Shakur replied.
“I’m your goddamn boss. Get out of here, “he repeated.
At one point in the 20-minute video, a cop forces the door open and demands his driver’s license
‘Arrest me or remove the face from my face. I don’t give it to you, I don’t give it to you, “Shakur repeats
Eventually the officers walk away from his car and he starts blowing music and crashing into it, refusing to move his vehicle
‘Arrest me or take the dick out of my face. I don’t give it to you, I don’t give it to you, “he repeats and refuses to provide his driver’s license.
He refused to show his ID because he claimed that he had done nothing to justify showing to officers.
An agent then forces the car door open and the officers repeat: “Mr. Shakur, Mr. Shakur, can you please show us your proof of identity? “
Eventually the officers walk away from his car and he starts to blow and bump music and refuses to move his vehicle.
Shakur was elected in November and the incident will be reviewed at a city council meeting on Monday
Shakur issued a statement on Saturday in which he apologized for his behavior in the video: “I want to apologize to the people of our city for the way I have responded in a recent police police meeting”
The alleged threat about the son of Shakur was not recorded on the camera images of the body cam. He claimed that the first officer who approached him posed a threat to his son.
The shocking video has been viewed tens of thousands of times.
Shakur said a cop threatened him and told him to be careful, otherwise he would “end up as your son.” Shakur’s 23-year-old son, Antonio “Tony” Bryant (above), was shot and killed by the police in 2006
Shakur issued a statement on Saturday in which he apologized for his behavior in the video: “I want to apologize to the people of our city for the way I have responded in a recent police police meeting.
“The reaction shown is not who I am and I fall short in the love I feel among my voters in Newburgh and in the leadership I want to represent,” he added.
“Before the video footage, there was about 15 minutes of unregistered interaction with an undercover officer where I was exposed to direct and personal intimidation that was deeply disrespectful to me, my deceased son and family,” he said.
Mayor Torrance Harvey condemned the tirade and said: “Unprofessional, unacceptable … no one, whether you are an elected official or not, must speak to a law enforcement officer in that regard.”
A city council meeting is scheduled for Monday evening where the video will be discussed.
The confrontation is currently being investigated by an external agency.