According to a report from The New York Post, an NYPD officer was attacked with a bottle in broad daylight by a criminal with 11 prior arrests. The criminal followed up the bottle smash with a physical attack.
From The New York Post:
The new clip, posted on the NYC Scoop Twitter feed, shows the uniformed female cop standing on a busy sidewalk at 231st Street and Broadway in Kingsbridge around 2 p.m. Monday.
Suddenly, 45-year-old Jose Garcia walks up behind her and clocks her on the side of the head with the bottle.
He then charges at her and swings at another cop standing next to her before he is taken to the ground by that officer and at least one other person, the footage shows.
Garcia, of Kingsbridge Heights, was arrested and charged with assault, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, police said.
He has 11 previous arrests, law enforcement sources said.
The injured cop – who was conducting smoke shop inspections with the New York City Sheriff’s Department when she was attacked – was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was treated and listed in stable condition, according to cops and sources.
The House Judiciary was in New York City on Monday to address the spike in violent crime and the soft approach of DA Alvin Bragg who is focusing resources on going after former President Donald Trump.
Watch the clip above.