New York Daily News.com By Thomas Tracy Sun., Dec.29, 2019
A deranged man sucker-punched an NYPD cop in Brooklyn, then pinned him to the ground until several officers showed up to break up the fight, body camera footage obtained by the Daily News shows.
The video, taken Thursday afternoon outside of a Bank of America near the corner of Court and Livingston streets in Downtown Brooklyn, shows 40-year-old Steven Haynes walloping a uniformed cop in the face.
As the two struggle, Haynes wrestles the cop to the ground and jumps on top of him. Seconds later, the cop’s partner calls for backup, then runs up with a retractable baton in her hand, the video shows.
“Listen … listen, get off of him! Get off of him!” the cop says as she grabs onto the back of Haynes’ jacket. “All right sir, get off. Mister … Mister come on.
As the struggle continues, the cop with the baton whacked Haynes on the back several times, but the blows did little to stop the attack. Several other officers soon arrived and took Haynes into custody, the video shows.
Cops charged Haynes with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration. He was also given disorderly conduct violations for obstructing traffic, refusing to disperse and having carrying an open alcoholic beverage, police said.
Haynes was released under supervision at his arraignment Friday.
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