Multiple Suspects Arrested For Water Attacks On NYPD Officers

Three suspects, including one Crips gang member, have been apprehended, police said.

New York, NY – New York police have arrested three men in connection with a series of attacks involving officers being doused with water.

At least one of the officers was hit in the head with a bucket as he was trying to arrest a man, viral cell phone videos showed.

On Tuesday, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted photos of three men who were wanted for assault and criminal mischief that occurred during an incident near 7th Avenue and 116th Street in Harlem.

“This incident also involved an NYPD police officer hit in the head with a water bucket,” Chief Shea noted.

On Wednesday, police announced that they have arrested an unnamed 23-year-old man in connection with that attack, the New York Daily News reported.

Police also arrested Ibrahima Niang, 22, on a criminal mischief charge.

Another video showed two officers in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood as they were repeatedly doused with water as they silently walked down the sidewalk.

According to police sources, the officers had been called to a report of an unruly mob on East New York Avenue, but turned away and left when the group began attacking them with water, according to the New York Daily News.

On Wednesday morning, Crips gang member Courtney Thompson, 28, turned himself in at the 73rd Precinct station in connection with the Brownsville attack, the New York Post reported.

Thompson has been charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, criminal tampering, criminal nuisance, and obstruction of governmental administration.

“Who does that in their right frame of mind?” one police source asked the New York Post. “People who believe there’s no consequences. There’s total anarchy out there.”

“Today it’s a bucket of water. Tomorrow it could be a bucket of cement,” a department supervisor added.

New York Housing Authority Police Department Officer John Williamson was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 8, 1993, after a 30-pound bucket of speckling compound was tossed off of the roof of a six-story building, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

The 25-year-old, four-year veteran-of-the-force was struck by the compound as he was leaving the scene of a prior attack on police, and his killer was later convicted of manslaughter.

The unprovoked attacks enraged the city’s police force and the union, who blamed New York’s “anti-cop” leaders for the officers’ refusal to take any action during the attacks, the New York Daily News reported.

“Our anti-cop lawmakers have gotten their wish: the NYPD is now frozen,” New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch said in a statement on Monday.

“It’s not the fault of these police officers. It’s the end result of the torrent of bad policies and anti-police rhetoric that has been streaming out of City Hall and Albany for years now," Lynch said.

“We are approaching the point of no return," Lynch warned. “Disorder controls the streets, and our elected leaders refuse to allow us to take them back. As police officers, we need to draw a line.”

The union president said that officers cannot sit back and allow themselves to be abused.

“In situations like this, we need to take action to protect ourselves and the public,” he continued. “The politicians may not care about the dangerous levels of chaos in our neighborhoods, but police officers and decent New Yorkers should not be forced to suffer.”

Chief of Department Terrence Monahan tweeted that the attack on the officers in Harlem was “reprehensible,” and urged citizens to be respectful of police.

“NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less,” Chief Monahan wrote.

In another tweet, he praised the police force for the “remarkable” work they do, and claimed that officers have the department’s “support and full confidence.”

“We trust you to do what is a very difficult job. Use your discretion — make arrests when necessary — and know that you have our support and full confidence,” Chief Monahan said. “Thank you for what you do day in and day out. Please stay safe.”

The department issued a memo to the rank-and-file, and told them that suspects can be charged with felony assault if officers are injured during such attacks, the New York Daily News reported.

The memo reminded officers that they should be prepared to explain how the suspects’ behavior affected their ability to carry out their duties.

Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) President Ed Mullins said that the memo was nothing more than a “feel-good” message, and that it lacked reassurance from the department that it supports the officers out on the streets.

“The liquids in the buckets could just as easily have been bleach, gasoline, or some other toxic substance,” Mullins noted.

The union president said that the videos of the officers being doused were “horrific and dangerous,” and blamed New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio for the “lawless behavior and utter disregard for law enforcement” manifested in the footage.

“The perpetrators of these crimes are emboldened by the Mayor, who has shown nothing but disdain and contempt for the police since January 2014, when he was sworn into his first term,” Mullins railed.

He also demanded that Commissioner O’Neill resign from the department.

De Blasio said that the attack on the officer who was hit in the head with the bucket was “completely unacceptable,” the New York Daily News reported.

“We won’t tolerate this kind of disrespect,” the mayor added. “NYPD is investigating.”

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Buzz17
Buzz17

deBlaisio needs to be held legally responsible for these attacks on police. He's the on inciting them & he knows what he's doing.

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

I think the whole department should get the blue flu! Let the psychos run the insane ward for a day or 2 then lets see who'll get behind them & let them do their job!

ManBearPig
ManBearPig

Wasnt over 100 degrees? Get a fucking grip it's just water.

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

In the 1970s, at least in Southern California, it was a "game" to shoot water out of a fire extinguisher, from a car, at random people. I was a valet parking attendant and, one night, it happened to me. I was sitting in my chair, next to the building, when a car turned in off the street. The passenger window was down and the passenger emptied an extinguisher on me. I jumped up, drew my GUN, walked to the driveway, cocked the hammer, pointed my gun at the back of the driver's head, and started sniffing the soaked left arm of my jacket, to see if I could smell ANYTHING other than pure water. Lucky for those two assholes, I only smelled water, so I didn't drop the hammer. Had I smelled even the slightest odor of pee, bleach, or ANYTHING else, there would have been at least one fatality in that parking lot. The chimps, in this video, emboldened by what they got away with, WILL, I GUARANTEE, put pee or bleach, or something even worse, in their water guns the next time. If somebody ever does that to me, again, I might not take the time to make sure it's only water, and start shooting right away.

tkshields
tkshields

you know de Blasio is just waiting to give these fine upstanding road scholars the keys to the city and will insist that all charges be dropped and expunged as well as seal their records

LEO0301
LEO0301

The reaction of the officers getting water thrown on them might help explain why crime is down in NYC. Proactive policing in some communities is a thing of the past. The lack of people getting arrested for crimes they commit might be more of an indication of officers who are simply afraid to do their jobs because they have no support from the ass clowns that run the show.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Glad they got arrested. This was a total disgrace! Water now, something more potent, next. B/C of lack of consequences. Even asshat protesters lace their milkshakes w/cement before they toss them at innocent victims.

BdB & AOC should be arrested for inciting hate & violence among ppl. If Stoopid was a crime, that too.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

The ONLY reason they were arrested was due to the public outcry over their actions. If it hadn't gone viral on the internet, the mayor would have ignored it. Their attorneys will claim that they are being prosecuted for political reasons; my suspicion is they will be let off the hook with a small fine or probation.

I remember watching the news when Officer Williams was hit with the 30 lb bucket, and when he was downgraded from serious to critical condition. It's a shame that people have no respect for PD, and even worse that the PD weren't allowed to take action against those who assaulted them.

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

Don't the chinese have some type of water "punishment" that could be implemented on these NAPAs?

Buzzy
Buzzy

Some liberal judge will make these cases go away

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

These thugs no longet fear the police. If the police do dare to react the thugs just film it all and the lap dog media broadcasts a very edited version designed to make the police look bad. Then the idiots protest and the administration caves and the cops either lose their jobs or are charged with a crime. Its bizarro world.

PapouTom
PapouTom

The so-called leadership in New York City stinks! The cops should be allowed to carry night sticks/batons with the authority to use them in self defense or mob control. Maybe a few cracked skulls will teach the mobs to respect the police!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Good they’re arrested. Fucking animals. If it was back in the day, “unknown” men would return later in the night and beat the shit of whoever was in the area to send a message. Then it wouldn’t happen again because they begin to “police” themselves. Too much “I ain’t sayin nothin” going on but when you or someone you know gets their ass beat for something they had nothing to do with, I guarantee, they’ll find out who did and street justice will be served. We need that back.

CinGuz
CinGuz

When you start letting criminals attack the police then we are in serious trouble. The look of pride & gratification on their faces makes me want to puke.

question evrything
question evrything

when you go to a water fight, expect to get wet!

"Any cop who thinks that that's all right, that they can walk away from something like that, maybe should reconsider whether or not this is the profession for them," he said at an NYPD awards ceremony held Tuesday. "We don't take that."

According to a senior NYPD official, the police involved in the videos "should have taken action and they'll be reprimanded for not doing so."

the cops did the right thing by walking away!

Monahan made calling the actions seen in the video “reprehensible” and ordering “EVERY New Yorker” to “show respect for our cops” because “they deserve nothing less,”

FUCK YOU! you can't order anyone to show respect for corrupt cops.

Garner was known to sell untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island and had been arrested multiple times in the past. That was why police attempted to apprehend him in July, 2015.

did they see him do anything this time? probably NO! they just wanted to search harass and arrest someone they see as an easy target!

When you disrespect our NYPD officers, you disrespect ALL New Yorkers.

what a joke! FUCK ALL OF YOU COPSUCKERS!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

"Thompson has been charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, criminal tampering, criminal nuisance, and obstruction of governmental administration."

No assault on police charge? Oh yeah, de Blasio probably deleted from the justice code for the city.

Pthompson
Pthompson

Very Good , they should be charged with all that can be put against them ! Who in there rigjt mind would do something like this toward fine officers ?

61mouse
61mouse

And then " THEY WONDER"

61mouse
61mouse

Keep filming your crimes dumb asses

Milman
Milman

Should have Tased their butts. I hear water and electricity work well together! Comments are right. If this goes unpunished, it will get worse. Cops will resign and N.Y will face the Anarchy they seem to want!

James19572001
James19572001

Typical Ghetto Wilding

bronx163
bronx163

This is what happens when politicians cave to criminals and retard neighborhood activists. They scream police brutality and rally ghetto mutts to rebel against the police.

These shit bags should of been arrested for felony criminal mischief of destroying $1,000’s in police dept issued vests and not charged with bs discon or oga. Charges should of been felony stalking, and felony criminal mischief.

But the liberal shit bag DA’s in Manhattan wont do that. Because they too hate the police. Half the DA’s in NYC havent even passed the bar to become full fledge lawyers, but yet are allowed to write up prosecutors complaints.

NYC will collapse into david dinkins nyc crime epidemic era again.

The sheepdogs of society ie the police are not going to be proactive, and go forth and serve a society that pisses into the wind and saidsits raining.

Enjoy your wish shit bag liberal NYC AND NY STATE.

Just wait till 2020 when Gov. Cuomo releases harden fellons on to the streets and Trumps early release of federal shitbags from prison.

It will be robo cop the movie come alive.

PC James O’Neil needs to stop worrying about his image and likable status with the mayor and ghetto mut activists, and be teue leader of the NYPD foot soldiers.

The mayor a commie lover who worked for daniel ortea in the 80s and now is a mayor for capitol city of America.

That tells you the stupidity and lack of brains the electorate has in NYC.

The police are the line between chaos and stability.

When shit hits the fan they ask for where is the police and national guard? Not where is the fire tuck.

Enjoy the implosion of NYC due to politicians who use beating up the police to get elected and stay in power but yet demand security detail from NYPD as they travel around the city and country.

Thats. Big PC JIMMY ONEILS FAULT FOR NOT STOPPING THAT NONSENSE.

WAKE UP JIMMY.

COPS ARE HURTING.

BE A LEADER NOT DE BLASIO’s LAP DOG.

HAVE A SPINE.

Musicray
Musicray

What a surprise.. they’re all black guys.. they’re so comfortable doing this..what’s next a bucket of gas? They need to come down hard on these guys!!!!

Pthompson
Pthompson

I agree !

I Am The Law
I Am The Law

We know how to deal with this, try doing this in the 50's, its time to turn MOB mentality around, respect is a GOD given trait, and when you don't give it, you pay the consequences.

yelyana
yelyana

You have got to be kidding - charging them with criminal mischief! All of them need to be charged with felony assault. Because the next time it may not be water! Just disgusting! Bunch of mental midgets.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Jail and arrest is just a break from the mundane and a home away from home for these thugs. There needs to be harsher penalties for ANY type of assault on an LEO.