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NEW YORK'S FINEST: NYPD Arrests ‘Gang Member’ Wanted for Dousing Uniformed Officers with Water

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.24.19

The NYPD arrested a 28-year-old “known gang member” Wednesday after video surfaced of the man “dumping a bucket of water” on police officers; sparking outrage from former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and law enforcement officials.

“UPDATE: The 28-year-old man, a known gang member, who was wanted for dumping a bucket of water on our @NYPD73Pct cop in #Brooklyn has been arrested. Actions like we’ve seen in videos recently will NEVER be tolerated in this city. YOU WILL BE ARRESTED,” posted Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

The disturbing footage surfaced Tuesday showing New Yorkers attacking uniformed NYPD officers on patrol; prompting former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to slam Bill de Blasio as a total “disgrace.”

Footage shows separate incidents of people in Harlem and Brooklyn using buckets to splash and dump water over uniformed officers, as the cops calmly walk away,” reports Fox News.

“He’s a disgrace, and even Democrats don’t support him and are embarrassed of him,” said Giuliani.

“The way you reduce crime is to have police officers with high morale,” he added. “That uniform should be respected.”

“The videos of cops being doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they made an arrest in #Harlem is reprehensible. NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less,” said NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.