NEW YORK (WABC) --The NYPD is investigating a videotaped confrontation between an officer and a suspect on the street, with authorities attempting to determine whether the use of force was justified.
An NYPD police officer was filmed in a punching match with a man he was trying to arrest on the streets of Harlem.
The video shows the plainclothed officer trying to arrest Saykou George, who has two outstanding warrants according to the New York Post .
A Facebook video posted yesterday shows a Harlem street stop by two plainclothes officers turn into a boxing match after the cops refuse to say why they stopped the man and he refuses to be arrested
HARLEM â As is the case with most videotaped police-civilian encounters, what you see on the screen doesnât always capture the entire story.
One such encounter was recorded Wednesday afternoon in Harlem on Fredrick Douglas Boulevard
Her arrest came the day before another NYPD officer ended up in a boxing match with a man he was trying to arrest in Harlem.
The NYPD has since confirmed that before Jun Ice began recording officers found a knife on George, the man in the red shirt. .
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