‘Known gang member’ puts a NYPD officer deadlocked in the Bronx while trying to make an arrest and is encouraged by the crowd before he flees
- A police officer was filmed while trapped in a head lock in the Bronx, New York
- The officer suddenly lost control, and a suspect held the officer’s head for four seconds
- Finally, the officer fell to the ground and the suspect ran away
- Throughout the incident, there was ridicule as officers tried to control the crowd
- The person responsible registered last week, days after the event
- The suspect has been released without charge pending further investigation
- New York City is about to ban police officers from using chokeholds
- Officers who use the practice can receive a year’s imprisonment
An NYPD police officer fell into a deadlock after attempting to disperse a crowd on a street corner in the Bronx earlier this month went horribly wrong.
The officers noticed that they were vastly outnumbered and were soon surrounded by angry bystanders who mocked and threatened them in front of the camera.
While the police tried to arrest one of the men to the cheering of the crowd, a second officer noticed that he was powerless when placed in a padlock – a move that will soon be banned by the city’s own police.
A police officer was filmed while trapped in a head lock in the Bronx, New York
The officer suddenly lost control, and a suspect held the officer’s head for four seconds
“F *** him! F *** it up! shouts a man who filmed the July 1 meeting while the officer is being dragged from one side of the street to the other.
The main lock takes about four seconds before the police officer finally falls to the ground. He had a cut in the head that eventually had to be treated in the hospital.
Mocking continues after it is released from the main lock.
“They smoked you, p ****!” the man who films is then heard while he harasses the police. “You just smoked, p ****!”
Finally, the officer fell to the ground and the suspect ran away. The hold lasted 4 seconds
Finally, the officer fell to the ground and the suspect ran away
The NYPD stated the headlocker was a known gang member. A week later, he turned to the 46th Precinct.
The unnamed man has been arrested eleven times in the past for gang attacks, criminal possession of a loaded weapon and theft, among others, according to The Post.
The suspect was released without charge pending further investigation by the Bronx prosecutor
The NYPD was disappointed that the individual was not charged initially. The violence against the police officer speaks for itself. We are now in talks with the prosecutor about the matter, “said a NYPD spokesman.
The video was tweeted by the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which is concerned that police officers using a chokehold could face up to a year’s imprisonment for using the tactics against suspects.
Throughout the incident, there was ridicule as officers tried to control the crowd
A new bill that is about to be approved by the New York City Council makes it a crime with a fine of up to a year’s imprisonment for the police to carry out any act that would restrict airflow to a suspect’s neck including sitting, standing or kneeling on their chest or back.
“COREY JOHNSON, your STUPID law is about to be signed by the mayor of NYC STUPID, it’s time for you both to bring in the input of the community and grab these people yourself,” the SBA wrote in the tweet.
“ Putting a policeman in a hold can mean a death sentence if they lose control of their gun, ” a law enforcement source said The New York Post.
“A cop in a master lock can’t maintain gun control.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he hopes to sign a new bill next week, which will eventually lead to a retraining of how police officers apprehend suspects.
The person responsible registered last week, days after the event