NYC Mayor Demanded Cop Be Fired for Pulling Gun on Crowd in Viral Video…Then Full Video is Released
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for the firing of a police officer who pulled a gun on a crowd of people in a now viral video.
It’s certainly clear that he did pull his gun out against the crowd. Before we look at why he pulled it out, let’s look at what de Blasio said,
“There’s a video going around of a police officer in the middle of a situation that admittedly looked chaotic but where protesters were in front of that police officer. That police officer drew his gun at some point yesterday. That to me, seeing that video was absolutely unacceptable. Now, I don’t know all the circumstances and we must know all the facts. There will be an immediate full investigation of that incident.”
“But I can say as a New Yorker, as your Mayor, as someone who understands that the vast majority of protestors are there peacefully, and even those who do have that violent intent are still human beings. We have to always know it is not the place of an officer to pull a gun in the middle of a crowd knowing that there are peaceful protesters in that crowd that is unacceptable. That is dangerous. I want you to note on that video how a superior officer immediately came over and moved that officer away from that crowd. That officer should have his gun and badge taken away today. There will be an investigation immediately to determine the larger consequences.”
Mayor de Blasio said that he doesn’t know all the circumstances and facts surrounding this incident, but he thinks that he should be fired anyway.
Here is the video that he’s talking about:
A source shared this video, which he says he took at around 10 pm near near 12th and Broadway. It appears to show an NYPD officer pointing a gun at protesters outside the Strand pic.twitter.com/pCTNIYL7op
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) June 1, 2020
Well, now we have the full video of what happened.
A man who is believed to be his supervisor was nearly killed with a brick so the officer was defending the life of his supervisor. Take a look:
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) June 1, 2020