Video shows a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer basically flattening a woman who slapped him in the face as authorities were trying to arrest a separate individual.
The incident unfolded Tuesday shortly before 5:00 p.m. in front of 174 West 136th Street, where police were arresting a 22-year-old man sought in connection with an attempted murder that had taken place earlier in the month.
While authorities effected the arrest, another individual was then arrested after police found a loaded firearm and a “large amount of a controlled substance,” according to the NYPD. (RELATED: NYPD Officer Left In Critical Condition After Being Attacked While Jogging)
Things took a turn, though, when several people began “physically assaulting numerous officers.”
Finally, the cops ain’t taking it anymore.
Slap an officer, pay the price. pic.twitter.com/fLtSqFL78Y
— Joel Fischer 🇺🇸 (@realJoelFischer) August 31, 2022
The video shows officers attempting to arrest what appears to be two individuals as bystanders shriek. One female then walks up an officer and appears to slap him in the face before he hits her back, knocking her to the ground.
“Why would you do that? That’s a little girl bro,” a bystander screams at the cop. Officers then helped the female stand up before cuffing her.
Police said one officer “sustained a minor injury to the head” but it is unclear whether the officer in the video is the same officer. Three individuals were arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and harassment, among other charges. A fourth person was issued a criminal court summons after spitting on an officer, according to authorities.