A New York City Police Department sergeant was arrested yesterday for allegedly refusing to move his illegally-parked vehicle, fleeing the scene, injuring a pedestrian, running a stop sign, and brawling with other cops, according to authorities.
Sheriff’s deputies initially attempted to shoo away off-duty NYPD Sgt. Anthony Peters–whose white Jeep Cherokee was allegedly double-parked and blocking the only open lane of traffic across the street from the Kings County Sheriff’s Office near downtown Brooklyn.
Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jamal Williams asked Peters to move his vehicle. Peters, however, simply refused. Williams then approached the officer. Peters apparently didn’t like that so he backed up — into a pedestrian — and sped off, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint says that Williams pursued Peters, and the former demanded the latter to stop his Jeep over his marked car’s public address system. Instead, Peters allegedly breezed past a stop sign.
Eventually Peters stopped his car. Williams and Deputy Sheriff David Chin then approached the officer. Peters allegedly then shoved Chin and Williams before declaring that he too was a cop. This plea of solidarity apparently didn’t go over well.
In video that captured the altercation, the man identified as Peters can be seen tussling with four other officers. According to police, Peters also kicked and flailed before finally being subdued.
In the end, Peters was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, obstruction of government administration, and disorderly conduct. He was later suspended from active duty, according to the New York Daily News.
[image via screengrab; video courtesy New York Post]