The NYPD just can’t get on the same page, can they? An undercover cop mistakenly kicked a fellow officer in the head as they were trying to handcuff a suspect.
Reports DNA Info:
The undercover anti-crime unit officer from the 60th Precinct, whose identity was not released, was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on modified duty after the 90-second clip surfaced, officials said. The incident is now being investigated by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau along with the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, officials say.
The incident in Coney Island’s Stillwell Avenue station, which officials say occurred sometime in January, began when two NYPD Transit officers stopped a suspected farebeater.
Officers exchanged words with the suspect and then struggled with him as they began to place him under arrest. Then several other officers from the nearby 60th Precinct rushed into the station via an emergency door — including a burly plainclothes officer dressed in a sweatshirt, jeans and heavy construction boots, according to the video.
The undercover cop clearly got a little ahead of himself (pun intended). The video shows him bursting through a subway gate and immediately kicking the first head he sees. There’s probably a question as to why he would even kick a suspect in the head anyway. But, yeah.
Check the video below.
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