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Bronx, NY - Assemblyman Files Excessive Force Complaint Against NYPD

Published on: August 1, 2016 01:01 PM
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FILE - Assemblyman Michael Blake, D-Bronx, speaks about criminal justice reforms during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - Assemblyman Michael Blake, D-Bronx, speaks about criminal justice reforms during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Bronx, NY - A Bronx assemblyman says he was handled roughly by a police officer when he tried to defuse an argument between officers and residents.

Assemblyman Michael Blake says the Saturday incident ended after a superior officer recognized him.

Blake says he tried to calm a heated situation at the Morris Houses complex after observing a woman in handcuffs and another woman and man arguing with an officer.

He says the officer bear-hugged him, lifted him and pinned him to a gate.

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The department says a sergeant and officer had responded to the dispute when Blake placed a hand on the sergeant’s shoulder without identifying himself. It says the officer had perceived a possible threat to the sergeant. They say he’s apologized to Blake.

Blake has filed an excessive force complaint.



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 Aug 01, 2016 at 02:03 PM heyward Says:

The hell with Blake. He had no business touching the Sargent. FINEL

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 Aug 01, 2016 at 07:26 PM DMD45 Says:

He is lucky (or unlucky for his $$$ claim) that he did not get shot for tangling with the cop!! דמד

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 Aug 02, 2016 at 09:05 AM Just Wondering.... Says:

Why can't people just follow police orders?

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