Man Who Sucker Punched NYPD Officer Released Without Bail; Police Unions Tweet Outrage
(excerpt from 4NBC New York, Dec28, 2019)
A New York Police Department officer was punched and wrestled to the ground in Brooklyn this week, and it was all caught on camera.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted video of the attack Saturday that shows 40-year-old Steven Haynes sucker punch the officer.
The NYPD says the officers had told Haynes to move off of the sidewalk where he had allegedly been drinking alcohol and blocking pedestrians.
It was then that Haynes punched the officer and wrestled him to the ground.
The officer's partner is heard calling for backup before shouting and using a baton to try to remove Haynes.