The NYPD announced Tuesday that a person is interviewed in connection with a viral video about how policemen are doused with water while responding to calls , The videos caused outrage in the city and on the Internet.
A video taken in Harlem on the weekend shows how two officers are doused with water and thrown over with empty buckets while being arrested.
NYPD leader Terrence Monahan responded to the incident on Twitter. "The videos of policemen pouring water and throwing objects when they were arrested in Harlem are reprehensible," Monahan wrote. "The NYC Cops & Communities have made remarkable progress – together – but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops – they deserve nothing less."
Another video, filmed on Saturday in Brooklyn and released on Instagram on Monday, features Two drenched officials walking away from a group of people following them, continuing to pour buckets of water over the officers' heads. The officials involved in the incident responded to a call for disorderly behavior, reports CBS New York.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also reacted to the incidents on Monday evening. "Throwing things at NYPD officers is not only unacceptable, it can also lead to prosecution, and all of these actions can lead to charges," he said, according to CBS New York.
On Tuesday, the NYPD published photos of three people who were searched for questioning in connection with the incidents. It is unclear whether the person interviewed on Tuesday evening was one of these three people.