VIDEO: Officer Begs Suspect To Stop Attacking Partner Instead Of Stopping Him

Holly Matkin

Steven Haynes was released from jail without bond just hours after he sucker-punched an NYPD officer.

Brooklyn, NY – A New York police officer barely lifted a finger to help her partner as he was being attacked by a drunken suspect on Thursday, bodycam footage showed.

The incident occurred outside a Bank of America near the intersection of Court Street and Livingston Street, the New York Post reported.

The officers approached the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Steven Haynes, as was sitting on the sidewalk consuming alcohol and blocking the walkway, police said.

Bodycam footage showed Haynes as he sucker-punched one of the officers, kicking off a brawl that sent both the officer and the suspect tumbling to the pavement.

While her partner tried to subdue his attacker, the second officer appeared to hesitate before she ultimately radioed for backup.

She then made her way over to the suspect, who had her partner pinned to the ground by that point, and weakly tapped him with her expandable baton, the video showed.

“Listen! Listen! Off of him! Get off of him!” she ordered. “Get off! Get off!”

The female officer pulled and tugged at his jacket as the seemingly unconcerned suspect continued to focus his attention on the officer pinned beneath him.

The male officer managed to reposition himself to momentarily gain the upper hand, but his partner again radioed for backup instead of doing much to help him subdue the combative suspect, at which point Haynes again pinned him to the pavement.

“I need another body!” she radioed yet again.

Despite having her baton still gripped in her hand, she essentially did nothing to put it to use.

“Mister! Mister! Come on!” she begged Haynes between weak-hearted blows. “Get off!”

Additional officers arrived at the scene and immediately jumped into the fray, yanking Haynes off of the male officer and quickly taking him into custody.

The nature and extent of any injuries the male officer suffered during the attack have not been released.

A New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson said that the altercation is under internal review, the New York Post reported.

Haynes was charged with multiple offenses, including alcoholic beverage violation, disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and assault on a peace officer.

Haynes’ criminal history includes at least two dozen prior arrests, most of which were due to theft of services, according to police.

He was released without bond at his arraignment the following day, the New York Daily News reported.

“When will our elected leaders admit that the streets are out of control? The perps know they can sucker punch a cop and escape with no consequences,” Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch told the New York Post in the wake of the attack. “And cops know that City Hall will not back them up. The situation is getting more dangerous by the day.”

Business owners in the area where the attack occurred also expressed frustration that Haynes was already out of jail and causing more problems.

“No bail. Three hours, he was back in the same spot,” local Italian restaurant general manager Michael Vitiello told the New York Post. “They had a cop sitting there, just watching him. He got his own security ‘cuz he’s a celebrity now.”

Jesus, a local panhandler, said that Haynes has become increasingly brazen and confrontational since his no-consequences arrest.

“Now he’s starting to spit at people, started to curse people out,” he told the New York Post. “The other day he went at the delivery guy like, ‘why you always around me?'”

Jesus said he was “dumbfounded” that Haynes had already been released from jail.

“If it was me, I would still be in jail. I’m coherent. I don’t have any mental problems — but that should not be justification for hitting a cop,” he told the paper.

On Sunday, a New York Post photographer snapped Haynes as he sipped a single-shot serving of vodka out on the street corner yet again.

NYPD officers told him to leave the area at least twice that same day, but he simply returned after they left, the New York Post reported.

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

Comments (117)
RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

This is what they wanted, sorry the officer got hurt , but the powers that be want catch and release. They don’t want officers to use force to subdue the individual, and when they do release them on no bail of course it empowers them 😢

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Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I want to be pissed at the female officer but she's probably afraid she will get fired if she cracks his skull with the baton

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Weird. When I review stories of female officers being ineffective, this site normally writes it up like she's a hero who unfortunately got dealt a bad hand. But for this female cop, the article tears her up.

I wonder what the difference is between this one article and the dozens of other articles?

Buzz17
Buzz17

Get rid of that female cop!!! She's a danger to other officers who have to depend on her to do her job well! She's the stereotypical female--"Get off! Get off!!" Smack him with your baton, use your taser!!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

While the female officer failed to do her job, in this case I blame the city administration. Had she actually used force, and injured this individual, the mayor would be calling for her termination.

The NYPD administration showed what happens when an officer uses force to subdue a combative individual; they hang the officer out to dry, and terminate him while issuing ghetto lottery checks to the criminal or their family.

And then the Governor passes a law that just lets them out again, with no consequences other than a desk appearance ticket.

Just a shining example of the poor leadership that exists in New York, and evidence of predictable consequences.

angeleyes
angeleyes

introducing the next NYPD captain

DarrellB
DarrellB

New York, congratulations on the BED THAT YOU VOTERS HAVE MADE ! ! This poor female Officer acted poorly, but maybe she has five or six other good reasons to be neutered by DeBlasio, and the NY State AG. Maybe due to her situation and the success of LIBERALS abuse, she can't lose her job and land in prison for doing what used to be widely considered her job.

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Reminds me of Harry Callaghan: "That's a hell of a price to pay for being stylish".

Tpr365
Tpr365

I imagine she recognizes that she doesn’t belong enforcing the law. The fault lies with a system so desperate for qualified applicants that they don’t eliminate the unqualified.

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

I've said for years the female officers we were hiring weren't only a danger to their partners but put the rest of us on edge having to always bail them out of trouble. Most are around 5'6" and 130, NOTHING compared to a parolee who is 6'3" and 240. Most were hired were great people, had s lot in common and got along very well but the problem their ability to assist in a fight.

ElleD
ElleD

Congratulations NY bureaucrats. You got just what you asked for. Police afraid to do their job.

mike wauters
mike wauters

What a useless piece of shit she is. Fire her, immediately. No severance or benefits, just get rid of her.

skeeter
skeeter

She has no business being on the department or any department for that matter. If they don't do something about her he should be looking for another partner immediately because it is obvious she will not back him up.

flhrxs17
flhrxs17

the female officer should be suspended without pay immediately and fired.. her partner who took the ass whopping should sue her civilly for detection of duty and she NYPD for hiring a lazy scared p.o.s.

Anomie88
Anomie88

Any officer, male or female, who is unable, incapable or refuses to assist another officer, should be fired. If the suspect was able to get the officer's gun, then it could have been much worse. Feckless officers, for a feckless, gutless New York police administration, and the government they work for. A "New York State of Mind."

LeeResident1332
LeeResident1332

Disturbing. Can you not count on your partner? Regardless of the situation a taser could have made light work. Nobody wants to see this, its humiliating. And perp gets letgo, I'm sure an habitual offended.

-we can all sleep easier now

Capt.Harsh
Capt.Harsh

There are ALOT of law enforcement openings in Georgia and other states. My hope is that ALL good officers in States like this will leave and come work with us. Those that stay in New York, Boston, and other super liberal cities and States are targets...by criminals and POLITICIANS. Those are often synonymous though huh? Pay might not be as good, but cost of living is lower. Yall should all resign this year and move south.

bronx163
bronx163

That female cop was useless and should seek a new career. Partner fighting for his life shes tapping him with metal baton like its some s&m event. You turn that street savage into nyc piñata. Open his head up like a fucking melon. Split his side open like a salmon just caught. She did nothing to help partner. She has a gun pepper spray maybe a tazer. She was fucking useless.

Policing is full contact sport. Good looks and politeness will do nothing when the savage strikes.

So what you have body cam on. Partner is being overrun by perp and you are begging perp to stop.

Total bs how left has destroyed nypd and brass woth no spine who go along with gentle kinder policing. Hug it out surrender.

Just wait in 2 days when 3,800 inmates state wide get released back into society in ny state. Robbers, rapists, drug dealers, shooters, pure savagery will have full rein on the public. Thank the ny assembly, ny senate, and commie left cuomo.

Hey cuomo great job helping terrorist start another 9/11 attack with airliners by giving all illegals ny state driver licenses. Its not just hispanics getting licenses every terror cell who enter America illegally and covertly.

Ny is Calf 2.0 +.

Illegal Foreign nationalists have a say ,control of our nation our lives and our tax dollars while we get nothing.

Our kids get nothing but illegals who have contributed zero get every dime they want.

Enjoy liberals while savages rein terror in your newly gentrified neighborhoods.

Nypd will not be able to save you.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

I’m sorry I just would have to be fired!! I would have been wearing him out with that baton. The first I would do is request a new partner. I would not be partnered up with her again. It could have been a life threatening event and it’s sad the liberal politicians has officers gun shy on doing there job.
He would have gotten justice if that had happened on my beat!!

Judid292
Judid292

At the very least she could have stuck her baton down his crack to distract him..... not in his crack but just below his pant line. She’s a true danger to herself, her partner & the public.

RunCop
RunCop

Without viewing the video I can guess what the female officer is.

JLo1
JLo1

No one will walk the street with her again!

Raymelson
Raymelson

I've never agreed with hiring a woman to do a man's job an this is proof that they can't handle it

StandforTheBlue
StandforTheBlue

I agree that this female officer should be fired. She obviously will not help her partner for whatever reason. If she wasn't going to be a real source of backup, she should have never joined the force. She is a danger to herself and whoever her partner is. On the other hand we are getting so carried away with her that we are forgetting the criminal that started this whole thing. HOW in the world with his record, and now assaulting a LEO, did he get out of jail in 3 hours??? That just emboldened him! He will continue going until either he, or someone else is killed. We have an "injustice" justice system. We MUST confront our first our elected officials, as we the people put these crazy people into office. And we MUST show up at the polling offices and make sure they never get elected again.

RPG156
RPG156

Once upon a time, before field training and probation was over, we would know whether a rookie officer would be a backup or a witness.... She should be relegated to a non-enforcement job, but she won't be. She might not even been unusual at NYPD. I keep hearing about NYPD being the premiere agency, but then see this time after time. Sure, they have great officers... and slugs... like every other department.

DarrellWhitledge
DarrellWhitledge

freaking quota hire she should be fired!!!!

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

She needs to go back to training or desk duty!!!! I would not want her to back me up!!!

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

They have different ways she could of help to stop the suspect.

stooge819
stooge819

That's a two-hand swing to the skull with a vintage cocobola. Fight's over.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

The female officer should have been suspended or terminated for not backing up her partner.

Badge204
Badge204

Another story of a officer regardless of GENDER. Hesitated because of repercussions of other officers. Who have been fired for doing their job while the camera is recording and the citizen is calling for the mayor to fire.

I do not blame the police officer. GENDER HAS NO PLACE IN THIS MATTER What is needed is assurance the command and CITY WILL stand up for their officers. If they are doing their job.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

If you have a pulse and no felony convictions NYPD will hire you. And why do these people want to get into law enforcement in the first place? I remember in my pre employment screening there was a big group of us and they placed us in a meeting room for some paperwork, and the first thing they told us was "If you think you would have a problem taking a human life, walk out now'. I'll never forget those words. Out of about thirty people three females walked out.

RB2207
RB2207

I highly doubt she has the strength to crack an egg let alone a skull. She needs to be fired. There is no way I would ever want her as a partner.

BJR
BJR

With the risk of sounding sexist. There are just some jobs women aren't a prime choice for and this is definitely one of them.

Pdwolfja
Pdwolfja

I would have shot that asshole right in the head. She needs to be fired....gutless.

Married to a LEO
Married to a LEO

Why don't I agree with you. Women can be much meaner than men when provoked AND we follow orders better

TXCowboy
TXCowboy

I would refuse to go back on patrol unless I had a new partner.

Married to a LEO
Married to a LEO

In the 80s she would be on desk duty until they figured out what to do with her. Today she'll get a medal for her humane treatment of that POS

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Sad day when legitimate LEO's and LEO supporters are forced to turn to the mafia for legitimate justice. Somebody needs to do a walk by and put the person away.

Done-did
Done-did

Fire the bitch..

thomsibley1960
thomsibley1960

F__king Governor Homo from NY had placed an order that if arrested without murder charges the peeps can get out on bail. Not sure but I think he's trying to save money by not having to feed or any medical by not putting them in jail. If something happens to any of my family, you can bet that I would have free 3 meals, free medical, TV, cell, computer with other amenities that the State gives those in prison. I would kill the son-of-bitch without a second chance. If the people of NY don't vote the asshole Homo out the next time he comes up for office, NY will be like California (I know it's like it now) but we can do something about it by putting more Republicans in office.

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston

I don't know how the second officer passed her FTO training! I would be stressed if I knew she was my backup. I hope we hear what the dept. does.

Martunafish
Martunafish

Please, guys, she's DIVERSE! (sarcasm)

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Female officer: I ain't gonna get my nail cracked. I just got it done.

countrytiger
countrytiger

why didn't she tasered him. sorry it is new york the city that what to get rid of cops totally. i am so glad that i was never a nypd officer. did my time in san bernardino, ca. retired now. i just feel sorry for the officer now a day because their hands are tied.

Mgcmanmike
Mgcmanmike

Take that frick'n baton and crack that nuts skull wide open! Geesh.

GreenMarine50
GreenMarine50

The police union would be wise to let her obtain her own legal representation rather than piss away money from their own fund. I've been in a very similar situation and am permanently disabled because of it. Meanwhile the officer who stood by has been promoted twice and remains a full time employee.


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