Posted on August 4, 2022

NYPD Commissioner, Union Fume After Officers Attacked With Bottles Following Bronx Dominican Day Parade

Lisa Rozner, CBS New York, August 2, 2022

There is outrage from NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and the police union after videos circulated of officers having bottles thrown at them while trying to make an arrest.

It happened in on Sunday after the Bronx Dominican Day Parade {snip}

A crowd is seen yelling at officers as a man is walked away in handcuffs at around 7:30 p.m. at East 168th Street and Sheridan Avenue. The NYPD says officers were responding to a large group gathered there drinking, playing loud music, blocking the sidewalk, and being disorderly.

Seconds later, it appears one officer comes back and throws another man to the ground and tensions escalate. A man wearing yellow is seen throwing a punch at a cop and then several glass bottles are thrown at the officers.


Police say officers approached one individual who tried to flee. It turns out, he had a loaded firearm on him and that’s when officers tried to disperse the crowd.


The police union tweeted, “Not shocking anymore — and that’s a problem. NYC police officers are seeing this on a daily basis,” and added they need more support from the justice system.


“From me watching the video, that’s a plot against the police where they feel like certain areas of police will be outnumbered,” resident Marlon Brown said. {snip}