This one isn’t even on Bill de Blasio. It’s on Bronx DA Darcel Clark, in the mode of pro-crime DAs who exist to give criminals confidence.
Cellphone video has surfaced showing an NYPD officer being put in a headlock by a man he was attempting to arrest in the Bronx.
The suspect in that video has not yet been charged by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Sunday.
When police tried to take him into custody, as a video on social media purports to show, Manzueta punches the officer and puts him in a headlock.
The NYPD said the officer suffered abrasions and lacerations to the face and head.
Police had recommended he be charged with second-degree assault, but a spokesperson for the Bronx district attorney said right now the case has been deferred for more investigation.
Of course it does. Here’s more.
A pair of officers were trying to arrest a man on Grand Concourse and Morris Ave. July 1 when a crowd gathered around them and started shouting.
One man in the group filmed the encounter on his cellphone while cursing and taunting the officers, telling one, “This n—– right here, he act gangster cause he got a badge and a gun.”
Seconds later, the officer rushes at a man in the crowd — identified by police sources as Wisnel Manzueta, 29 — but Manzueta gets the better of the cop and puts him in a headlock, dragging the officer to the ground.
“They smoked you, p—-! You just got smoked, p—-!” the man taking the video yells, as the headlock suspect runs off.
Manzueta surrendered alongside his lawyer at the 46th Precinct stationhouse a week later, authorities say.
Though he was initially charged by police, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark’s office deferred prosecution, meaning Manzueta remains free as prosecutors continue to investigate the case and weigh whether charges are merited.
This is what Bronx Democrats want.