Footage recently surfaced of two officers that were trying to arrest a man on Grand Concourse and Morris Ave. in the Bronx on July 1, which shows the man putting one of the officers in a headlock.
The person who filmed the incident can be heard saying, "This n***a right here, he act gangster cause he got a badge and a gun." Right after, the officers lunged at a man in the crowd, identified as Wisnel Manzueta, 29. Manzueta got the officer in a headlock and pulled him to the ground. Police sources say the officer needed two staples in his head to close a wound he sustained in the incident.
Manzueta was able to run away during the incident, but he surrendered alongside his lawyer at the 46th Precinct stationhouse a week later.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association retweeted the video that targeted Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor de Blasio, and called out a bill that was passed last week, which criminalizes chokeholds and other methods of restraint by officers. The tweet was captioned, "COREY JOHNSON your STUPID law is about to be signed by NYC STUPID Mayor it’s time you both take your community input & grab these perps yourself."