Bronx Man Puts NYPD Cop in Headlock as Crowd Cheers, Outraging Police Unions

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Video shows angry bystanders taunting the two officers.

Video appears to show man put NYPD officer in headlock during Bronx arrest

The video shows two officers arresting a man who resists being put into their police car.

Moments later, one of the officers attempts to arrest another man. That man appears to put the officer in a headlock as a crowd cheered and shouted profanities at the officer.

The two men then take each other to the ground before the man being arrested runs away.

The New York Post says that the grip lasted about four seconds and the officer suffered a gash to the head and needed staples. The Post reported that the incident happened as officers were trying to disperse a large crowd at the corner of Morris Avenue and Grand Concourse.

The NYPD says 31-year-old Franklin Adrian, of the Bronx, has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Also arrested is Wisnel Manzueta, 29, of the Bronx. He is charged with assault. Police allege that he punched an officer “numerous times in the face and body, causing abrasions and lacerations to the face and head.” Read more

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