At least two people had been injured in New York after a car that had been surrounded by a crowd of individuals protesting police brutality tried to drive away Wednesday night.
Justin Burgos, 18, was allegedly driving close to Bleecker Street and tenth Avenue as the group gathered exterior the New York Police Department’s sixth Precinct calling for the firing of Sgt. Joseph Cuervo, who was accused of assaulting a homosexual black man in 2013.
Burgos, reportedly the son of an NYPD deputy inspector, allegedly tried to drive past the group of about 25 individuals however was prevented from doing so.
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The crowd had overflowed onto the road and obstructed his automobile, movies from the scene confirmed. He allegedly hit the car horn a number of occasions earlier than accelerating and operating over a motorbike.
Police officers who had been on the road observing the protest tried to assist the state of affairs and eliminated the bike lodged underneath Burgos’s car. He allegedly sped off, hitting a number of individuals.
The incident occurred at about 10:20 p.m., officers mentioned.
At least one particular person and a police officer had been struck by the automobile and sustained minor accidents.
Officers adopted Burgos’s automobile earlier than stopping him a number of blocks away on Grove Street, in line with the NYPD.
Burgos was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
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In 2015, New York paid Michael Watson $150,000 as a part of a settlement for his alleged change with Cuervo, who was an officer on the time.
Watson claimed he was mocked with homophobic slurs throughout a marijuana bust two years prior.