VIDEOS: NYPD Cops Doused With Water, Hit With Bucket During Assaults Across City

"We are approaching the point of no return," New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said.

New York, NY – New York police officers were doused with water – and at least one officer was hit in the head with a bucket – during a series of recent assaults throughout the city (videos below).

Viral cell phone videos of the incidents have enraged the city’s police force and the union, who blame 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 an 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.”

One of the videos showed a bystander striking an officer in the back of the head with a bucket in Harlem while the officer was trying to arrest a man on the hood of his patrol car.

In another video, a woman was trying to speak with officers sitting in a patrol vehicle when she was repeatedly doused by men carrying buckets of water, the New York Daily News reported.

A third 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, the New York Daily News reported.

“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.

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.”

You can watch footage of the attacks on police in the videos below. WARNING - Language:

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Bstn
Bstn

NYCs Mayor has totally forgotten its these fine men & women of NYP who ran towards the Twin Towers on 9/11 while everyone else ran away..You have zero respect Mayor & thats shameful because you should know a repeat of 9/11 is bound to occur and by then these ifficers will do exactly what you want them to do on your streets and thats to sit & watch!! I dont understand these elected officials (including the Chiefs of Police) who dont support their Police Depts, is anarchy what you really want on your city streets? Let the lawless run amok? All this stuff is just embolding the thugs, have these Mayors forgotten about their law aniding citizens and their safety? When you tie the hands of your police then you destroy your city...Good luck yo these cities!! :(

Saints
Saints

SUCH BULLSHIT!!!... YOU WANT TO BE RESPECTED AND BE TAKEN SERIOUS!! SHOW RESPECT EARN IT!!.. IF SOMEONE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TASED OR BEATEN!! EVERYONE WOULD HAVE BEEN UP IN ARMS, BUT NO ONE IS CONDEMNING THE MOB MENTALITY BEING GLORIFIED!!!.. NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!!....

conniet
conniet

This makes my blood boil. DeBlasio & yes, Cuomo, you started this in NY. Neither of you has the backs of these men & women. What just occurred is shameful & disgraceful. These officers were attacked. I feel so bad for these officers who put themselves in harm's way every day only to be treated like this. All of these animals should be thrown in jail.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Absolutely DISGUSTING -- All of the New York Officers should walk off the job !!! F New York -- let the Officials handle the mess !

Deny777
Deny777

Absolutely SICKENING and DISGUSTING what these poor excuses for human beings are doing to NYPD. This needs to stop and it needs to stop RIGHT NOW. Pity the fools voted brainless de Blasio and the likes of him back in office.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

OFFICER SAFETY NOTE: if you think that you have been doused with gasoline, then do not use your Taser or firearm. Also, if your department does not have a program where officers are trained to be doused by water, then make sure to get a program started up. Untrained officers sometimes "freeze up" from the shock of the cold water (especially in winter), but those who experience frequent (best weekly, but at least monthly) training soakings can learn to move past the shock of the cold water and "stay in the game" -- ready to yell "stop" and to give chase (but do not shoot in case it is a flammable liquid).

TWalters
TWalters

These officers should be fired for cowardice. They just let everyone in NY City know it’s ok to pour water, urine or whatever on them. Making it that much harder for the next officer that walks down that street. They have no respect for themselves or the job.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

.......These "citizens" have already been acting like animals for quite awhile and they are getting worse. Most of the comments point to the Mayor and Governor (.....and rightly so) ,......but make a mental note of exactly who are the same players you primarily and repeatedly see doing these types of actions.Please do not "homogenize" the results in efforts to disguise who are the stand outs and troublemakers. If you are honest its in general ,not all communities is it? Between the amounts and frequencies of devastation they inflict upon themselves and on those who are just bystanders in their own communities...Then combined with the disgusting behaviors such as this that are getting all too routine, is it any wonder why they are losing sympathies from the general public? I literally have none left. With each episode I see, it gets harder not to ignore the behaviors demonstrated by one select group. I could not care less about being PC . I am a "Realist" who will not stand by idle and say nothing about it. This is a subject which needs to be broadcast loud, far and wide.

barryc
barryc

The people of new york voted these lawmakers in to office, whatever happens, they deserve it.

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

And the common denominator is: Nasty Ignorant Ghetto Grubs! And the city leaders let them all Escape Responsibility! F#cking Animals!

bill fuse
bill fuse

LEO’s...please take a week end off due to Blue Flu. Then we’ll see how many of the 13% can rule themselves. I’m sure rev Al and Jessie and Kamala and PeeLoosie and the ACLU and POV law center will show up as replacement enforcement of the law!

Sjogdren
Sjogdren

After watching this video it leaves me zero doubt why the majority of our prisons are filled with the black community! I really don't thinkl you would ever see this in any other neighborhood! Maybe they hate the cops! Cops help people when they are in danger! I don't believe black people feel that way. I have a lot of black friends but they are not from a destitute neighborhood so I don't think it counts. WHY?!!! Unless you are a criminal the police are there to help you! Maybe some are not very good at it but their job is to keep citizens safe! I hope everyone involved can move on and grow from this!

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

This is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen! Those officers deserves metals for being treated like that. How is this not a hate crime??

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Let the negroes police themselves. After all they never protest or seem to care about black on black crime so have at it. Don't call the police anymore, got a problem call LaQuanza down on the corner to help you.

iamgideon
iamgideon

Isn't this the mayor that wants to be your next president?

question evrything
question evrything

“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.

if nypd wants respect, they need to earn it!!!!! just because someone puts on a clown suit calls themselves a cop doesn't automatically grant immediate respect! cops have beaten, killed and kidnapped innocent civilians for no reason, and then expects respect!

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

De Blassio is nothing more than a joke and shouldn't ever be elected Dog Catcher!!! He needs to immediately resign and go away, and take AOC with him! Officers need to protect themselves and arrest these people immediately and not worry about what City Hall or Albany has to say! The law should be on their side, I know the rest of us are!!!

SheDevil
SheDevil

This makes me really mad and sad at the same time.

RunCop
RunCop

It’s like monkey island at the zoo. Identify these fucks and arrest them. Come on NYPD.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Let the ANTI-COP LAWMAKERS deal with it! The police force, in mass, should calling's sick for about three days! Then see how this "fine city" treats "animalistic type" inhabitants!

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TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Why in the hell was the thug that hit the LEO with a bucket not arrested???? That is 2nd degree assault!!! Smfh

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

De Blassio’s real name is Warren William, or Varren Vilhelm, and is of German dissent. Of course, he probably changed his name to Italian to fool people. Why is there no one who calls him out on this?!?!

DSM
DSM

This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor. This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.

Sargejh
Sargejh

WTF has happened to NYPD. I hate to arm chair quarterback other officers. But. It’s NYPD!! They should’ve pushed their button. 200 cops would’ve shown up in about 3 minutes and justice should’ve been served. Right then and there. Now they’re gonna “review the tapes. iD the people involved and issue warrants.” That’ll show em! 🙄

Farmer
Farmer

I see a case of the "blue flu" on the horizon.