New York police slam videos showing officers pelted with objects, drenched with water: 'reprehensible'

Fox News | 7/23/2019 | Talia Kaplan
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Videos of New York Police Department officers being doused with water and pelted with objects in separate incidents surfaced on social media on Monday, including one clip that showed officers getting drenched as they were making an arrest.

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NYPD officials called the videos “reprehensible.”

In one video, somebody hurled a bucket that hit an officer in the head while he was making an arrest in Harlem. Groups of jeering bystanders could be heard reacting as people continued to splash the officers with water.

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“The videos of cops being doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they made an arrest in #Harlem is reprehensible,” NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said in a tweet on Monday.

“NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.”

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In a later tweet, Monahan wrote, “To NY’s Finest: the work you do every day is remarkable. We trust you to do what is a very difficult job.”

He encouraged officers to use their discretion and make arrests when necessary.

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“Thank you for what you do day in and day out,” Monahan wrote. “Please stay safe.”

In another viral video uniformed NYPD officers were seen getting drenched as they walked on a Brooklyn street. One man approached the officer...
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