Man Allegedly Sucker Punches Police Officer Caught on Camera
A man has been arrested after he sucker-punched an NYPD officer on Thursday, according to police.
The video showed Steven Haynes, 40, allegedly punching the uniformed cop in the face outside a Bank of America on Livingston Street and Court Street in downtown Brooklyn Thursday, the New York Post reported.
Haynes was arrested on multiple charges, including assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration, and alcoholic beverage violation, officials said.
Haynes was released without bail on Friday at his arraignment hearing, which prompted fury from the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association and other police officer union groups.
The NYC PBA tweeted “When will our elected leaders admit that the streets are out of control? The perps know they can sucker punch a cop and escape with no consequences. And cops know that City Hall will not back them up. The situation is getting more dangerous by the day.”
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