A New York Metropolis police detective was assaulted by somebody from behind Monday whereas processing a housebreaking scene, authorities instructed Fox Information.
The crime scene detective was in Queens working a housebreaking that occurred hours earlier when a person appeared to come back from behind and hit him with a protracted object on the pinnacle, in response to video footage of the incident posted to social media.
The detective took a knee on the sidewalk and the suspect fled. He sustained minor accidents and the suspect was chased by close by officers.
The New York Police Division instructed Fox Information somebody was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, along with different prison counts.
The id of the suspect was not launched.
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In a press release, Detective Endowment Affiliation President Paul DiGiacomo blasted elected officers over the surge in violent and brazen assaults on law enforcement officials.
“If there’s anybody questioning why this occurred, they will ask their elected officers who’ve created a metropolis of no penalties for criminality,” he mentioned. “Town is circling the drain and NYPD cops are the one ones attempting to assist the general public swim to security.”
New York has been marred by violent crime this yr. Simply this previous weekend, 31 individuals had been shot. As of April 18, 364 individuals have been shot within the Huge Apple marking an nearly 60% improve throughout the identical time interval final yr, in response to police figures.