VIDEO: Female Punches Cop, Claims She Can't Be Jailed Because She's Essential

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Brandee Isom's attorney argued that she is an "essential worker" who delivers "medicine" to sick New Yorkers.

Bronx, NY – The woman who punched a New York police officer in the head during a sidewalk brawl on Tuesday night is an “essential worker” who should be released from jail without bail, according to her defense attorney (video below).

Brandee Isom, 25, swung multiple punches at the officer after she interfered with the arrest of a robbery suspect who was being taken into custody, cell phone footage showed.

The incident began on the sidewalk near Davidson Avenue and 183rd Street in University Heights, the New York Post reported.

Two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers had responded to the area to apprehend 27-year-old alleged robbery suspect, Yoemdy Castro.

Cell phone footage showed Castro lying on the sidewalk as one of the officers placed him into handcuffs.

His partner watched over the arrest from just feet away as a crowd of onlookers began heckling the officers.

Meanwhile, a man wearing a medical mask moved in behind him, then abruptly slugged the unsuspecting officer in the side of his head, the video showed.

The blow knocked the officer’s hat off of his head, and he immediately drew his Taser and appeared to fire it at his attacker.

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Nelson Jimenez, managed to evade him and took off running down the middle of the street as onlookers encouraged his effort to get away.

“Run! Run!” the bystanders screamed, as the officer chased the suspect down the roadway.

The other officer stayed behind to keep Castro under control.

Another cell phone video showed Isom as she repeatedly attempted to push her way past an officer to get to Castro and the officer who had him detained on the ground.

Isom screamed in the officer’s face and repeatedly put her hands on him, at which point he shoved her away.

“Ms. Isom puts her hands on the officer…she attempts to swing at him and misses,” Bronx Prosecutor Alessandra Ambrosi told the judge during Isom’s court appearance on Thursday, according to the New York Post.

“She attempts to swing at him again and makes a connection with his right jaw,” the prosecutor explained.

Isom also allegedly threw punches at the officer prior to the start of the video, Ambrosi added.

The officer swung back at his attacker, and appeared to hit Isom in the face.

The crowd of angry bystanders immediately began accosting and yelling at the officers, the video showed.

“What the f--k wrong with you, man?” one onlooker hollered. “You crazy? That’s a female! You just hit a female!”

As additional officers arrived at the scene and moved in to take Isom into custody, she shoved and officer away and began resisting arrest, the video showed.

She was ultimately taken to the ground and placed into handcuffs as the other officers tried to hold the angry mob back.

Isom was arrested on charges of obstructing governmental administration and assault, the New York Post reported.

Police ultimately apprehended Jimenez inside a bodega, and has been charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, assault, obstruction of governmental administration, and assault on a peace officer.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted that Jimenez’s attack was a “premeditated assault on a uniformed police officer.”

“Disturbing on many levels, what he should now receive is a conviction for a class D Felony and a lengthy sentence in State Prison. Period,” the commissioner added.

After Isom’s arrest, her 59-year-old mother spoke to the New York Post on the condition that they not release her name because she is a federal employee.

She argued that the officer should have arrested her daughter in order to restrain her, and said he was out of line to strike her in the face.

“That was revenge right there,” she declared. “That was payback for the guy who punched [the other cop].”

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has spoken out in support of the officers involved in the melee.

“We are satisfied that any force used in the apprehension was appropriate,” NYPD spokesperson Sergeant Jessica McRorie told the New York Post. “And any other force used was in response to attack. This was an assault on police and to suggest otherwise is offensive. Period.”

During Isom’s court appearance on Thursday, defense attorney Iliana Santiago argued that her client is an essential worker who delivers “medicine” to sick New York residents, the New York Post reported.

Santiago alleged that the officer was the one who hit Isom first, and argued that Isom has “never gotten in trouble” in the past.

She asked the judge to release Isom without bail, but that request was flatly denied.

“When someone goes to interfere with a police officer, that to me makes them a flight risk,” the judge said during the hearing, according to the New York Post. “I would think someone in this kind of position would know better than try to get involved with officers trying to make an arrest.”

Isom is being held on $5,000 bail.

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with Isom in the video below:

Comments (74)
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Fknngas
Fknngas

That wasn’t a female that was an animal attacking an officer. Don’t want to get treated like a man don’t step up to one and swing like you are one.

flybynight
flybynight

Tribe 13 types doing what they do best. Sorry crazy.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

She should have been working then. Tough ****, just because you're a female does NOT mean you can hit anyone, much less a cop. You hit them, you'll attack anyone. Get a life, be productive and but out of what the officers are doing. You're trying to protect/save a robber? really? You deserve jail time and loss of your "job" if you even have one......I doubt it.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Getto trash and should be convicted for assault on an officer.
How do they deal with that every day I have no idea...

JBoH
JBoH

“essential worker”

Ummmm...no.

Boston_Cowboy
Boston_Cowboy

I'm all for not hitting a female... unless they swing first. Then all bets are off! Also,
I wonder how many of those yelling at the cop for hitting a female actually believe that given they were urging her and the other guy on.

Blueknight47
Blueknight47

NY Minorities on their best behavior as usual. Disgusting!
Don't want cops Arresting robbery suspect?
She enacted her #METoo rights ! After hitting Cop she has right to get Hit in return just like a man!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

"After Isom’s arrest, her 59-year-old mother [...] argued that the officer should have arrested her daughter in order to restrain her, and said he was out of line to strike her in the face." what does this woman think the cops were doing? trying to give her a hamburger? they were trying to arrest her; she was resisting arrest... I think we found the reason she was acting like a criminal... poor upbringings

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Once again we have the black community, with their show of support for law enforcement.

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fell
fell

good Maxine W democ-rats

TruBlu42
TruBlu42

Well if you look at the area they are in, it's not the "Black community" as you said. That whole group is minorities, blacks and Latinos (all Latinos grouped). Don't make yourself sound ignorant and or racist. That is clear a female who not only had poor upbringing, but also tried to stand her ground and lost the fight. Great job on the officer for giving a refund on her payment.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

If the suspect, the loudmouth on the video and several standing around are black, then my "Black community" stands. I am neither ignorant or racist. I simply point out the fact that 99% of the members here agree with. That the black community, as a whole hates cops. Until the change that "stinkin thinkin" they will continue to lead the field in crime. Honestly, you have been a member here long enough to know what I am saying isn't racist. This is the one few sites where you can speak the truth, without a bunch of liberal pukes calling you racist.

AlwaysTrumper
AlwaysTrumper

Fetch the rope!!

Trashman67
Trashman67

Trash doing what trash does. Thanks, Obama!!

firedogg95
firedogg95

Well, I would venture to guess that HE will be the first one to swat a lady first if she hit him.... Bottom line here, don't put you hands on the police, you do, they are going to respond and it may not all politically correct!

Recovery1221
Recovery1221

Pos period !!

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

She is a criminal!!!!!! Respect and you will get it back. Come on people show respect for the law the people. They are doing there job. If they hit a female what is she doing in the middle of the struggle?? Just respect!!!!!!

cspcapt
cspcapt

Hey I believe in equal pay, justice and rights under the law. This applies to all sexes. she got exactly what sh wanted-equal justice. Oh what a minute, she acted like an animal, does that change things?

Tekhore
Tekhore

Hopefully the ‘videographer’ will be as outraged with black on black female abuse.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

If they would just grow up and let the police do there job without the misdirecting cheering squads promoting anti cop attacks. If you have a problem with the arrest that you have observed take it up for discussion at the Station not in the streets where you don't have the facts of what is going on.

rhj10077
rhj10077

Well that did not work with the Judge. Lets see what else can we claim. O Im a person thats nuts. Lets try that. Lock them all up.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

This is what Warren Wilham (fake name Bill DeBlasio) created. Piss on him!

unholyone
unholyone

Did not notice any social distancing there. Any wonder NYC is ground zero for the Chicom virus?

XIHP308
XIHP308

So this is what has become of society, at least in our major cities. Sad day isn't it.
Maybe six months in Rikers will calm her down some, they do have an area for animals don't they?

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect plus a whole lot of entitlement. Off to jail. Lesson learned? Probably not.🤔

Colombianito
Colombianito

You wanna act like a man, you will get treated like a man!!!

DR226
DR226

Hear all these self righteous assholes yelling "yo bro you hit a female, you hit a female. As soon as it's over with they'll go about listening to rappers sing about beating their bitches and hoes but not acceptable for a cop doing his job and defending himself.

Mic911
Mic911

Someone should have punched the guy screaming "that a female"! Slap them with an additional charge of violating stay at home order, or does NYC not have one? In Ohio anyone arrested is getting the additional charge placed as well. $1,000 fine and up to year in jail. All these friggin people are animals, Mayor has no respect for the officers and their hands are tied...sad.

Schick56
Schick56

Idiot mother=Idiot daughter

Gramercy
Gramercy

Ahhhh..New York...maybe the governor should worry more about the safety of his police officers...than the count of ventilators, which apparently aren't the BEST THING anyway! TIME TO BACK OFFICERS!!! GET RIGHT, NEW YORK! And may it start from the governor on down!

magnumforc
magnumforc

Listen to the arse recording. Another animal who thinks the woman can do whatever she wants and the cops are supposed to just take it. This is like a jungle scene with pack animals attacking whoever takes away their hood rats.

magnumforc
magnumforc

And, spreading the virus and politicians want to race bait when they say blacks are getting the virus more and dying more? Guess why? This shows the "I don't give a f**k" mentality that not only will result in more dying from the virus but spreading it to the other hood rats. Wait...maybe there is a silver lining here after all?

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

The way that she was acting, she should be in jail and have to bail herself out .

DRTice
DRTice

Start shooting these people interfering with arrests.

LynnSB
LynnSB

New York isn’t even a decent state anymore it’s a goddamn place for animals illegals and deviance to hang out no respect for the police neither does the mayor or the Governor they could give a damn less what happens to the police those officers should literally walk off the job and tell him to pound it up their ass !! As for the woman she assaulted a police officer and she got just what she deserved too bad he didn’t connect really well and not her goddamn head off

fell
fell

Pack of hyenas circling the police; it's a jungle thing

Mbonfan
Mbonfan

The one yelling goes home to beat his ho, dum basses

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

Why are all these ghetto rats always out never working?? Don't give me pandemic b/s this is all the time. She wants to fight like a thug you get hit back like a thug!! Turds with legs herd needs thinning!!

Louise S
Louise S

More savages in their native behavior...this has to stop..now they're looting and beating and killing while screaming Coronavirus as an excuse...before the savages used Trump as an excuse.

hampshire
hampshire

I was story and did not see photo until later. Had no idea there was a color issue, just a “stupid” issue !

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

She lost her "never hit a female rights" as soon as she started swinging on the officers!

Cops kid
Cops kid

So now it's "delivering medicine", kinda like shoplifting is "self check-out"

MamaD79
MamaD79

PURE SAVAGES!!! Oh but, my bad....."Its a female....it's a female" STFU, moron, BS....if said "female" is man enough to punch a LEO..or ANYONE else for that matter, SHE deserves to get the piss smacked outta her! Then, handcuff and throw the savage in the back of the Police car! Do that more often, instead of giving them a slap on the wrist...maybe, just maybe, they will think before they punch a LEO....but then again...she was "delivering medicine" hahahahahahaha...wonder how much of it that she "skimmed" before "delivery"!!! SMDH at these SAVAGE idiots

MamaD79
MamaD79

@Shastabeau EXACTLY...I have never been one to approve of men hitting "women", in fact very much against it and my boys were raised the same, BUT, but when a "woman" is man enough to start going apeshit on the Officers, she is fair game!


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