As parks in upscale locations were loaded with sunbathing nouveaus riche, NYPD invested the weekend arresting those who failed to social-distance on the streets. In this video, an unmasked plain-clothes officer is seen displaying a stun gun sideways like a film gangster, then attacking a spectator viewing an ongoing arrest.
Eyewitness News ABC 7 NY reports that the officer was placed on “modified responsibility” after the video emerged.
As a couple was being jailed, video shows one of the officers break away from that arrest to approach an onlooker with his taser drawn– swearing and telling him to return.
Video revealed the plainclothes officer, who was not wearing a protective face mask, slapping 33- year-old Donni Wright in the face, punching him in the shoulder and dragging him to a sidewalk after leveling him in a crosswalk.
The male attacked by the officer was reportedly Donni Wright,33 Wright was charged with attack on a policeman, enormous, resisting arrest and other criminal activities, reports NBC. NYPD would not verify that Wright is the guy assaulted by the officer in the video.
Same city. Very same police force.
Losing consciousness masks to white folks not social distancing, while literally having their foots on our necks.
This is beyond absurd at this moment. pic.twitter.com/pY6kSGVEaZ
— zellie (@zellieimani) May 3, 2020
UPDATE: The original arrest was captured on CCTV was similarly violent and unneeded. 2 individuals not socially-distancing are approached up by the same officer, who pushes one versus the wall prior to being signed up with by other plain-clothes polices who detain both in shambolic fashion. The video ends with the officer approaching and facing the bystander.
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