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USA: NYPD officer sent flying in apparent hit-and-run attack01:20

USA: NYPD officer sent flying in apparent hit-and-run attack

United States, New York
June 2, 2020 at 08:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

A man thought to be an officer in the NYPD was sent flying through the air in an apparent hit-and-run attack in the Bronx in the early hours of Tuesday.

A car is seen driving into a man in dark coloured uniform at an intersection before speeding off. A witness at the scene is heard shouting "that's a fucking cop." Emergency vehicles arrive quickly and the victim is placed into a van and driven àway.

The NYPD have not officially commented on the incident but reports say a police sergeant was taken to hospital in serious condition following the incident.

The incident occurred during a curfew imposed in New York City overnight in response to a wave of violent protests and looting sparked by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

USA: NYPD officer sent flying in apparent hit-and-run attack01:20
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A man thought to be an officer in the NYPD was sent flying through the air in an apparent hit-and-run attack in the Bronx in the early hours of Tuesday.

A car is seen driving into a man in dark coloured uniform at an intersection before speeding off. A witness at the scene is heard shouting "that's a fucking cop." Emergency vehicles arrive quickly and the victim is placed into a van and driven àway.

The NYPD have not officially commented on the incident but reports say a police sergeant was taken to hospital in serious condition following the incident.

The incident occurred during a curfew imposed in New York City overnight in response to a wave of violent protests and looting sparked by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis.

Protests and demonstrations have taken place across the world, having begun in the US in reaction to Floyd's death, with riots and looting also occurring in some areas.

Floyd, a Houston native, died in Minneapolis earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he was recorded saying, "I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me."

Four officers involved in the incident have since been fired. The officer who knelt on Floyd was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

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