Queens, NYC – An NYPD Detective was investigating a burglary when a man walked up behind him and whacked him in the head with a stick in “broad daylight.” The video of the incident was taken by a bystander.
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The NYPD Detective was working on a commercial burglary investigation on the sidewalk in Flushing when suspect Akeele Morgan, 25, allegedly walked up and struck him in the head with a stick (a plastic rod).
The attack happened outside of 39-07 Prince Street in Flushing just before noon, police said. The detective, who is part of the Crime Scene Unit, was investigating a burglary that was reported at that address Monday morning.
Someone captured the attack on video and posted it on social media. The video shows a man walking up to the detective, who is wearing an NYPD-branded jacket, and whacking him with a stick…
…The detective was treated for minor injuries at New York Hospital Queens.Fox5ny
The suspect was chased by a uniformed officer and a bystander and was caught. Akeele Morgan was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. With New York’s no bail law in place, it is unclear about his court appearances or release.
The DEA- Detectives Endowment Association stated that the NYPD Detective suffered a gash to the head and whip mark and was released after treatment.
A long, hot summer ahead for NYC?
Qualified immunity for police was removed in New York, which simply means they can be sued more easily for anything that happens on the job. A police officer has never had immunity from criminal actions, in spite of what the media says.
Officers are deciding to leave the New York Police Department in record numbers as anti-police sentiment soars across the country as a result of high-profile accusations of police brutality.
In 2020, more than 5,300 New York police officers retired or quit their positions, a 75% increase from the previous year, amid a global pandemic, an increase in violent crimes, and growing anti-cop sentiments, according to the New York Post.
“Cops are forming a conga line down at the pension section, and I don’t blame them,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
“NYPD cops are looking for better jobs with other departments or even embarking on new careers,” he added.Washington Examiner
Many of the issues of NYPD officers leaving has to do with the leadership of the city. Mayor Bill DeBlasio has rarely stood with the police. Candidates for NYC Mayor will be determined in the primary election on June 12. Most of those running for Mayor are Democrats, only 3 are Republican.
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