Video: NYPD officer attacked after asking group to put out cigarettes

When the group of three men refused, officers tried to remove them from the subway station and were met with fierce resistance

By Joanna Putman

NEW YORK — An officer with the NYPD was beaten in the Bronx subway station, marking the second attack in a week. In this case, it was because the officer asked two men to stop smoking, the New York Post reported.

The altercation began when Kaream McClary, 23, Izayiah Jessamy, 20 and a third unidentified man were told to put out their cigarettes. When they refused, officers tried to remove them from the station and were met with fierce resistance, according to the report.

The incident was captured on camera by a bystander. It shows two men hitting an officer in the face and head as another officer tries to stop them.

Eventually, the video shows the officer cornering and arresting one of the suspects.

McClary and Jessamy were charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing. A third man is still at large.

Both police officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, according to the report.


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