A Republican New York state assemblyman retweeted a video that depicts four New York Police Department officers struggling to arrest a man resisting to get into a police car.
Mike Reilly disseminated the video, which shows the officers calling for assistance as onlookers demand the cops call an ambulance for the man, who is under arrest.
Just another day in Bill de Blasio’s NYC. NYPD officers in Bronx are trying to arrest a robbery suspect who is resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/3EhttROvK6
— JF (@JFNYC1) August 25, 2019
According to the New York Post, the recorded incident surfaced hours after NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill claimed that a police slowdown when performing routine work would not occur in response to Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s termination from the force. Reilly, a former NYPD lieutenant, points to the video as proof that NYPD cops are slowing down their responses to routine calls in the wake of Pantaleo’s firing.