NYPD Officer Punches Woman In The Face, Cuffs Her During Harlem Incident

NYPD Officer Punches Woman In The Face, Cuffs Her During Harlem Incident

New York (Knewz) — A video shows a New York City cop punching a woman in the face and her falling to the ground as she tried to stop an arrest.

Footage of the incident was shared on social media on Aug. 30 and quickly went viral. Now, it has drawn condemnation from several groups.

The footage showed the woman, identified as Tamani Crum, approaching cops from a precinct in Harlem, New York. They were trying to arrest a suspect in connection to an attempted murder case, according to the New York Post.

Crum walked toward the suspect and talked to him briefly.

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The woman struggled with an NYPD cop off-camera as the officer, identified as Kendo Kinsye, pushed her away from the crowd, according to the Post. Crum then reached out to push or shove the cop.

Makeup Tips for SeniorsThat is when he unloaded a strong punch to Crum’s face, causing her to fall to the ground.

“Why would you do that?” officers yelled as the woman lay on the ground. Crum was then put in handcuffs and taken from the scene.

The NYPD officials told the Post that “while police were effecting the arrest multiple individuals on scene interfered by physically assaulting numerous officers. One officer sustained a minor injury to the head.”

Crum was charged with assaulting an officer and other counts. NYPD officials said the cop in the video has not been disciplined.

But others, including the National Action Network, condemned the video. Sharpton also noted that the officer has a history of using force.

“Records now public under a landmark 2020 law show Kinsey has had at least six complaints in the last 11 years, two of which have been substantiated,” the organization said, according to the Post.

Alex Lang