The police abide by the law and serve to protect citizens from wrongdoers and those who don’t follow the law. It is never a good idea to attack police for any reason in general, but it seems one individual did not quite get the message.
A man was alleged to have attacked and injured several New York Transit officers. The man was then wrestled to the ground and police repeatedly pummeled his face with punches. Footage of this was released as well.
The incident was said to have taken place on Tuesday in a subway station. The man, identified as Alex Lowery, was said to have been smoking a cigarette which is a violation of MTA rules. The police approached him and began to escort him out of the station.
However, when they reached a flight of stairs to the exit, Lowery apparently spat in the face of an officer. He then began to struggle with the police and allegedly punched one of them in the face and then gave a headbutt to another one. It was said that Lowery and one of the cops fell down the flight of stairs and Lowery again punched a cop in the face.
After Lowery was finally pinned down to the ground, one of the police officers punched him in the face eleven times.
Quite a few police offers were injured due to this incident. One had lacerations to his head and injured his knee. Another officer injured his elbow in the scuffle.
Lowery was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Perhaps he will now think twice before laying his hands on a police officer.