NYPD Releases Video Footage of Group Attacking Off-Duty Police Officer, Say It Was 'Not Random'

By Cassandra Fairbanks

An unarmed off-duty New York City police officer was brutally attacked by at least three men at 11:40 a.m. on Monday outside a deli in the Bronx.

Law enforcement released video of the attack on Monday evening to seek the public’s help identifying the individuals involved. There were at least six people in the group, though it is unclear how many actually participated in the violent assault. Only a portion of the footage has been made public.

Witnesses say that the officer got into a verbal altercation with the group prior to the attack, and police have said the incident was not random. According to a report from ABC7, an NYPD official revealed that the off-duty cop apparently knows at least one of the suspects.

In the video, the group of men are seen surrounding the officer before one of them shoves him in the chest. The video then skips to images of one of the men hitting him with a blue wooden stick, which police have said is a broomstick.

The New York Post report reports that he was also hit with a baseball bat, but that is not shown in the footage that was released.

“It’s very much under investigation by the detective squad from the 41st precinct, and I’m also having the Internal Affairs Bureau looking at the entire incident to make sure there was nothing that shouldn’t be happening there with our officers,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told ABC 7 New York.

No arrests have been made at this time. NYPD Crime Stoppers are seeking information about the following three individuals:

The officer was taken to Jacobi Medical Center and is reportedly conscious and alert.

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13 responses to “NYPD Releases Video Footage of Group Attacking Off-Duty Police Officer, Say It Was ‘Not Random’”

  1. 51773 says:

    Tim has abandoned the more than 2500 investors he made promises to at Subverse / SCNR to make timcast into what he promised them at Subverse / SCNR

  2. TaterNubbz says:

    What a time to be alive

  3. Demosthenes says:

    The bigger problem is that he’s spamming it on every single member’s only posts.

  4. JRizzo says:

    Hmm, everyone was wearing the same “colors”, including the officer. Seems gang related to me, they see an unknown wearing their colors in their territory and asked him to throw up and represent. When he’s unable to do their secret signs the beat down commences. I’m guessing they had no idea he was an off duty officer.

  5. Kshthymyla says:

    Lol, funny take, bit savage, but yes the above comment was a bit passive aggressive. A bit. Forgivably so.

  6. beijingbiden says:

    Someone went down to the boardwalk to buy some saltwater taffy but came back with only sea salt.

  7. 51773 says:

    This is really good reporting, it would be great if Tim pool kept the promises he made in the launch video of the record breaking SCNR / Subverse wefunder and delivered this kind of reporting there as well. Maybe then all those investors wouldn’t feel like they were lied to.

  8. thorfourwinds says:

    Capitol Attack Organized and Instigated by Federal Agents

  9. shotgunrebels says:

    Don’t give the description of the assailants it will only feed into stereotypes.

  10. Stickywicket1977 says:

    lookin for a dude wearing blue crocs and socks

  11. Elmerj3 says:

    Mostly peaceful 🙄👎🏼

  12. -Minto- says:

    That so F’ed up . . .