Man sucker punches, wrestles NYPD cop to the ground in Brooklyn
A deranged man sucker-punched an NYPD officer on a Brooklyn sidewalk, pinning the cop to the ground and refusing to budge, body camera footage obtained by The Post shows.
The wild video shows Steven Haynes, 40, socking the uniformed officer across the face outside a Bank of America near the corner of Livingston St. and Court St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, officials said.
Haynes, who police said had been sitting on the sidewalk drinking and blocking pedestrians, briefly brawls with the officer before wrestling him to the pavement in a swift attack that sends a nearby trash can flying into the street, the video shows.
Seconds later, the cop’s partner calls for backup, then begins yelling for Haynes to stop.
“Get off of him, get off of him!” the officer says as she hovers over the suspect, grabbing the man’s back and brandishing a baton. “All right, sir. Stop, stop, stop, stop!”
Haynes continues to struggle with the officer on the ground, while the other cop grips the man’s jacket and attempts to convince him to move.
“Mister, come on,” the cop pleads, thumping Haynes on the back with the baton.
Several other police officers then arrive a minute later and help take Haynes into custody.
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