‘F***ing fast’: NYPD officer runs down subway pickpocket, bodycam shows

This isn’t the first time Officer Kenyatta Brown's athleticism has made headlines


By Suzie Ziegler 

NEW YORK — An NYPD transit cop is being praised for his commitment and athleticism after he successfully ran down a suspect last week, bodycam video shows. 

The NYPD identified the speedy cop as Officer Kenyatta Brown, a 17-year veteran of the department. 

In the video, Brown is standing on a subway train with his partner. As the train doors open, a suspected cellphone thief sprints across the platform. Brown jumps into action: he careens down the stairs, vaults over a turnstile, and rockets out onto the street, where he catches up with the teenager on a straightaway. 

“Alright, alright, alright,” the suspect says in surrender, as Brown tackles him. 

Afterward, video shows a young woman – apparently the victim of the theft – visibly winded. 

“You guys are f***ing fast,” she says. 

This isn’t the first time Brown has been noticed for his athletic talents. In 2015, he helped lead the NYPD basketball team to a decisive victory over the FDNY in the New York Heroes Game, according to the New York Daily News.

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