VIDEO: Critics Upset Over Cop's Tactics During Arrest While Surrounded By Mob

The suspect threw cash into a crowd to create a frenzy as he tried to escape from police.

Brooklyn, NY – The New York police officer seen kneeling on a suspect’s head in a now-viral cell phone video was trying to defend himself while arresting the man amid a chaotic crowd, according to the police commissioner (video below).

In an attempt to avoid arrest, the unnamed suspect threw cash in the air, causing a frenzy among bystanders, the New York Daily News reported.

“This was an arrest they made, or were attempting to make, where an individual decided that as he was being arrested he was going to take whatever cash I assume he had stolen and throw that up into a crowd, creating a chaotic situation,” New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner James O’Neill said during a press conference on Monday.

Two other suspects then fought with police in an attempt to help the suspect escape, Commissioner O’Neill noted.

The incident occurred on Dean Street in Prospect Heights on July 5.

The plainclothes officer had already wrestled the suspect to the ground when the bystander began recording the scene.

One officer knelt on the suspect’s head with his weapon drawn as other officers tried to subdue a combative suspect behind him, the video showed.

Cash littered the ground around them, and the officer ordered bystanders to back away.

“Yo! Get all that!” a man off-camera yelled. “Get all of the money, bro!”

The officer momentarily holstered his weapon, but drew it again a moment later as bystanders closed in on him while yelling expletives, the video showed.

“If somebody does not want to be arrested, sometimes it doesn’t look pretty,” Commissioner O’Neill said, according to the New York Daily News. "It’s a hard job.”

Two men were arrested as a result of the melee.

Carey Cruise, 29, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, and criminal possession of a weapon for the knife he was allegedly carrying.

Edwin Barreto, 26, was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, menacing, obstructing government administration, harassment, and disorderly conduct.

A third suspect, 21-year-old Natalie Urrea, was issued a summons for harassment and disorderly conduct.

You can watch cell phone footage of the scene in the video below:

Comments (48)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Just watched the video... I see several citizens interfering with a lawful arrest (which is when people are trying to pick up the money). I see an officer using his firearm to keep people away. I see a suspect, who is not going anywhere, in a potentially mob like scenario, who is being restrained by PD until additional help arrives. and I see many locals who don't want to let the cops do their job, because the suspect is under arrest. Did I miss anything?

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Baboons. No, sorry, thats insulting to baboons.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Blacks. Everyday now.

new2lv2
new2lv2

Those cops did a great job in handling the situation. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool and or a trouble maker.

Annies Mom
Annies Mom

Uncivilized barbarians. They belong in a cage.

E7MR
E7MR

In case anyone wonders why it's called Zoo York, here you go.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Not a day goes by now where you don't see another latest episode of "Chimp Out" . I need to contact my cable channel provider and see what it would take to cancel this primate channel.

TroyS
TroyS

yeppers nothing but animals there. the guy filming is nothing more than a punk arsed bit@HollyMatkin

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Usual suspects. I hope they arrested big mouth.

LynnSB
LynnSB

This is incredibly Sad that our Officers have to go through this Every Damn Day ~~ and now "Critics Upset Over Cop's Tactics During Arrest While Surrounded By Mob" Why don't the Critics get there Lazy Loud Mouth Asses out there and try to handle this in a manner that is suitable to them -- without losing the Money and subduing the two people WITHOUT getting the Shit beat out of them or Killed by the Ignorant Mob that formed around the Officers !! -- Real Easy to comment on the Actions when YOUR NOT THERE and it's NOT YOU THAT IS IN IMMINENT DANGER !!

bronx163
bronx163

Policing is like making sausage. The second you show logical people of society how they are able to walk around safer and in a less animalistic and gentrified environment, they immediately cry foul.

Policing is a full contact sport folks.

These shitbags fought the law and the law won.

Cops was surrounded by on lookers and neighborhood insurgence. He did the right thing to muzzle these motherfuckers till calvary arrived.

DeplorableMade
DeplorableMade

This guy screaming and holding is phone recording wow pathetic

Buzz17
Buzz17

You behave like an animal, you get treated like an animal. You create chaos, you're going to live to regret it. These aren't difficult lessons to understand. What is wrong with these people? And, put those damn dummyphones on the ground & smash them! Those things are causing a lot of trouble we're dealing with today as those videos show only a tiny part of the story, but they spread a lot of hate! Ger rid of them, get a flip phone if you really need a cell phone, but pay attention to the people around you & help them when they need your help! Talk with your neighbors, face to face! Geez!

justice4me
justice4me

This is why we moved out of the city. Where I live now this could never happen.

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

Pure garbage ghetto thugs, the civilized world would be better off without barbarians like this. Too bad they didn't give the cop enough reason to shoot their ass dead.

Sailor
Sailor

Great police work under very hostile circumstances. I think people need to understand that this is the way good police work is, and will be, done. So, get over it.

RB2207
RB2207

I really wish someone would have knocked out the pos idiot filming to shut him up.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Homie ND Hood again.

61mouse
61mouse

Cop is lucky he didn't get bit in the balls

LEO0301
LEO0301

So the "critics" are upset, are they...LMFAO! Well, too bad sweetie cakes, I'm sure you'll get over it eventually.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

My money is on,,,"The guy yelling has Warrants". am I right or what?

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Ignorant blacks again what a shock

Mrdan
Mrdan

Call the Bronx zoo & tell the police they have the gorrilas that escaped

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

The most popular highest demand jobs out there, THUG, CRIMINAL, ETC.

Propolice
Propolice

Should’ve Shot these disgusting animals. In a situation like this cops should shoot a few and the rest of this breed would run! This MUST stop! And returning the violence is the only way these thugs will learn! God Bless our Law Enforcers!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

You can tell by when they just keep repeating the same shit over and over and over again, that they don’t know what else to say because they don’t know what the fuck is going on. Obviously he has his gun out so stop giving the play by play, the fact that he is bleeding has nothing to do with why you are filming, and lastly, you, the dumb fuck who is filming is telling everyone to grab the money on the ground. Maybe if you should just shut the fuck up and let them do what they have to do.

Stanracer
Stanracer

That asshole yapping in the background clearly needs a good ass whooping. What a prick. Bunch of animals.

Sinus Constabularius
Sinus Constabularius

Ahh, the A-Men corner in full effect. The savages yelling their mindless racist jibber-jabber, flailing around like out of control windmills...Truly the best circus in the world.

Robert-
Robert-

I can translate that shit-mouth into English if needed.

HeavensHeroes
HeavensHeroes

What's to be expected by a bunch of thugs. I wish that there was a island or something where all thugs could be sent to without and law enforcement where they could just kill each other. The world would be a much better place without those thugs.

H-Town-Strong2018
H-Town-Strong2018

Someone slap the punk running his mouth please. All bark and no bite.

REALITY_CHECK
REALITY_CHECK

Typical

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Great move to “cage the animals” by closing the gate!!😂😂😂😂

DawnPatrol2
DawnPatrol2

More lowlife activity in a liberal state. Dindus always behaving like a bunch of monkeys.