Another ATTACK on NYPD Cops!Was this officer working alone? Who was saying “Mr. Get off of him”? All street cops BE CAREFUL, the city is falling and YOU are the first target. pic.twitter.com/PfISCPFn9l— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 28, 2019
NEW YORK – Disturbing body camera video shows the moment a man sucker-punches a NYPD officer.
The video was posted on Twitter by the New York City Sergeants’ Benevolent Association, saying “Another ATTACK on NYPD cops! …All street cops BE CAREFUL, the city is falling and YOU are the first target.”
According to the NYPD, at around 2:40 p.m. police arrived at Livingston and Court Streets in downtown Brooklyn, and found the 40-year-old Steven Haynes sitting on the sidewalk drinking, obstructing traffic and refusing to leave.
After being confronted, Haynes lashes out and sucker-punches the officer. A struggle between the pair begins, before Haynes wrestles the officer to the ground. The officer’s partner can be heard on the video calling for backup and yelling “get off him” at Haynes.