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Caught on Tape: Nasty NYPD Cop Shoves ‘Ellen DeGeneres Dance Dare’ Contestant for No Reason (Watch)
Two New York City Police officers were shot in the Bronx Monday night.
WNBC in New York reported one officer was shot in the back, but is believed to have been wearing a bullet proof vest that may have saved his life while the second officer suffered a graze wound to the elbow. They were rushed to a local hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Chinese restaurant and began to chase a vehicle leaving the scene.
The officers attempted to pull over the suspect’s vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The rental vehicle crashed, and police say the suspects got out a foot chase ensued. The officers were shot and the suspects got away.
The station reported that a revolver was recovered at the shooting scene.
Police were searching for the shooting suspects who were described as Hispanic men in their 20s.
The shootings come just weeks after NYPD police officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos were fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 by a man believed to be seeking revenge for the police-involved deaths of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and Eric Garner of Staten Island.
Earlier Monday New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton held a press conference to announce a dip in crime in the city. Bratton also addressed reports of an intentional work slowdown by NYPD cops angry at the mayor’s support of recent anti-cop protests in NYC.
“At this time, I would not use the term slowdown,” Bratton said, adding if he discovers organized effort on the part of police, “we will deal with it very forcefully.
*If the NYPD was concerned about their “good guy” image and are all about protecting and serving, then this is NOT a good look for them.
Check out the video below. It speaks volumes about some cops’ attitudes when dealing with the public. Specifically one of New York’s finest got physical with a guy who was filming a viral video for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The NYPD is supposedly looking into the incident. But one is left to wonder why it even should’ve even come to that.
The back story is this. Some guy named Alexander Bok, who bills himself as “you’re favorite prankster” sort of set himself up to get attention from the cops and when he did, it turned out to be much more than he wanted. He’s lucky he’s not in jail or the hospital or the … OK, we won’t go that far. But he’s definitely lucky.
Anyway, here’s what happened per TMZ:
On Christmas Eve, Mr. Bok tried to film an Ellen Dance Dare video — entrants are supposed to dance behind people who don’t know they’re doing it. Alexander decided to try it on some unwitting officers.
Watch the video … the officers start out questioning what the hell Alexander’s doing — and it sounds like they hurl a few insults at him too. Eventually, it looks like the cops dismiss him … and, as he’s walking away, one throws him to the ground.
TMZ has learned NYPD has opened an investigation into the incident. What’s unclear is why Alexander chose to pull this stunt four days after two NYPD officers were assassinated. Not a bright move.
If you’re wondering, Alexander told TMZ he submitted his video to the show, but has yet to hear back.