NYPD Officer Appears To Be Taunted By Group Of Dirt Bike Riders – CBS New York
Police say the officer spotted the men riding erratically around 4 p.m. Sunday at a gas station on Bruckner Boulevard in the Hunts Point section.
As the officer approached, one rider ditched his bike. When the officer tried to take the bike into possession, the group started circling his cruiser.
The officer could be seen gripping his Taser, which police said was not used.
Eventually, more officers arrived on the scene and the bikers sped off.
This isn’t the first time cameras captured disrespect toward the NYPD.
Several times over the summer, officers were doused with water.
“I’ve been a cop for a long time. Disrespecting police officers is not something – it’s never acceptable, it’s never been acceptable,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said during the height of the incidents back in July.
No officers were hurt in the dirt bike incident. Police say the riders involved are wanted for obstruction of governmental administration.
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