Two NYPD officers were seriously injured in two separate incidents on Monday night when a car struck one officer, and another officer was beaten. Both incidents were caught on video.
One NYPD officer was standing near a civilian in a crosswalk at the intersection of East 170th Street and Walden Avenue in the Mt. Eden area of the Bronx when a car came barreling toward him.
Video shows the officer attempting to get out of the way, but he was trapped in between two moving vehicles, and ended up being struck by a dark-colored car. The officer’s body was thrown into the other vehicle and then into the intersection.
I had to trim the video but broooo nights got into the pawn shop n then bruh this is fucking wild pic.twitter.com/mAj02ttIFD
— KalixxBianca (@PoppethThyPusey) June 2, 2020
“That’s a f—ing cop,” said the woman recording the footage. “Oh s–t!”
A nearby NYPD van pulled up within seconds after the incident. Fellow officers assisted the injured officer and helped him into the vehicle.
The witness who recorded the video said in a later tweet that helicopters pursued the hit-and-run car.
Another NYPD officer was injured in a brutal attack by several men while an onlooker recorded the incident.
“NYPD Cop attacked in the Bronx. I guess the critics will now say he overreacted. NYPD Cops defend yourselves, you are alone!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association posted along with the footage.
NYPD Cop attacked in the Bronx. I guess the critics will now say he overreacted. NYPD Cops defend yourselves, you are alone! pic.twitter.com/424w5bZbC6
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 2, 2020
The video shows two men hurl and object at an officer who was on the ground in a struggle with another suspect.
After the officer is struck by the object, the initial suspect is able to run away. The officer stands and draws his weapon, sending all the suspects fleeing.
Onlookers were heard shouting “F-ck 12” a derogatory phrase against police.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had implemented a statewide curfew effective 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday night, but that did not quell the violence throughout the city.
Approximately 700 people were arrested on Monday night, according to NBC New York. Nearly 2,000 people have now been arrested over the past five days in New York City.
The city’s 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio has now been extended until Sunday.