Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is among local officials calling for an investigation after a fight involving NYPD officers.
Officers were responding to a fight early Saturday morning at the Jay Street subway station. The officers became involved in the fight, with one seen on video throwing punches.
“The one officer who punched the two teens should immediately be placed on modified assignment until a complete investigation is carried out.At best, his actions were off base and reflect poorly on @NYPDNews,” Adams tweeted.
Adams is a former police officer and admitted that it can be difficult interacting with people during a dispute.He said this shows why de-escalation training matters.
“I am also concerned about what led up to this melee. Reports indicate a group of teens were assaulting a young lady, which led to a teen spraying mace throughout the Jay Street-Metrotech station. We can’t have innocent people placed in harm’s way from police or civilians, Adams tweeted.
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