As tensions between the NYPD and the citizens of New York continue to rise, another incident is sure to add fuel to the fire.
A new video shows a police officer wrestling a skateboarder to the ground while trying to give him a ticket for riding in Columbus Circle, the NY Daily News reports. The YouTube video was released by victim Yibin Mu, and appears to show a cop grabbing him around the neck and head. After getting a good grip, the officer forces Mu to the ground, proceeds to sit on him, and then uses pepper spray in an attempt to subdue and cuff the 22-year-old.
In the video, Mu can be heard pleading with the cop, saying, “What did I do wrong? What is my crime?”
Within the video description, the skateboarder told his side of the story. He writes, “This occurred at 59th Columbus Circle on 10.25.15 around 4:55pm. Without warning, the police officer used one hand to grab my forearm and the other hand to grab the back of my neck. He then put me in a chokehold and this is what happened next. I was non-aggressive the entire time. My name is Yibin Mu and I’m tired of abusive cops. The officer is named Gill, badge number 19646 who works at the Midtown North Precinct. 18th Precinct. Whether his badge number is real or not I do not know.”
Watch the disturbingly violent video above.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform