The overzealous NYPD cops who arrested an on-duty mailman for shouting at them have been placed on desk duty, the NY Daily News reports.
Lt. Luis Machado who oversaw the three plainclothes cops that arrested postal employee Glen Grays was relieved of his gun and badge.
Machado and the three cops were driving recklessly in an unmarked police car when they nearly sideswiped Grays’ mail truck in Brooklyn.
The officers exited the car and got into a shouting match with Grays who was out delivering mail.
It should have ended there, but the hotheaded cops arrested Grays under a trumped up “resisting arrest” charge.
After video of Grays’ arrest went viral, the Internal Affairs Bureau launched an investigation.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he had “strong concerns” about the officers’ actions.
“I am very interested in the charge that was made against this individual, what he was arrested for and the validity of that,” Bratton said Tuesday.
Patrick Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, blamed Grays for the officer’s actions.
“Everyone, including the police commissioner, should withhold public comment until all the facts are in,” Lynch said.
“No one ever has the right to resist arrest,” Lynch added. “Compliance is not optional.”
Grays, who is married to a city cop, wants an apology.
“Honestly speaking, we’re all human, we all make mistakes, but lately a lot of mistakes have been made by police officers,” Grays said.