Video of the incident was shared on social media Friday by the NYC police union as they highlighted the ‘hate and harassment’ experienced by cops from members of the community.
The two-minute clip begins with the pair approaching two officers parked near the intersection of W 155th Street in Manhattan’s Washington Heights.
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Two men were filmed surrounding a NYPD squad car as they mocked and hurled insults at the officers inside Tuesday
A man holding a megaphone approached the two officers parked at an intersection on W 155th Street in Washington Heights
The officers did not appear to engage with the men and kept their windows rolled up during the encounter. The man went on to harass and hurl insults at the cops
One man holding a megaphone is seen asking the cops for their badge numbers behind their rolled up window, while the other places a pig toy on the hood of the car.
The officers do not appear to engage with the two men and keep their windows rolled up throughout the encounter.
The pair then go on to antagonize the cops and hurl abuse at them, branding them ‘mother f***ers’, ‘b***h, and other insults.
‘2354 for this dirty motherf***er,’ the man with the megaphone says as he reads out the officer’s badge number.
‘That’s a pig. That’s a gift for you, b***h,’ he tells them, referring to the squeak toy.
The men were seen leaving a pig-shaped squeak toy on the hood of the car, as an insult to the police
Video of the incident was shared on social media Friday by the NYC police union as they highlighted the ‘hate and harassment’ experienced by cops
As the men circle the vehicle and mock the cops, a small crowd of people can be seen in the background holding up signs and chanting.
The man with the megaphone begins to chant ‘F**k 12’ – a common anti-police phrase – as others chime in.
The officers do not react for most of the encounter, but eventually decide to drive away from the crowd, prompting further chants.
‘Get the f**k out. Get the f**k out the f**king hood. Even the people don’t wanna see you here, b***h,’ the man shouts.
The men are then heard singing, ‘na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye,’ as the cops leave.
The men are then heard singing, ‘na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye,’ as the cops finally decide to leave
The footage was shared by the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York who confirmed the incident had taken place on Tuesday.
‘Listen to the hate and harassment directed at these two Neighborhood Coordination Officers. Why? No reason apart from the uniform,’ they tweeted.
‘We know these haters don’t speak for the community. But the politicians think they do. That’s the problem. #WeNeedPolice.’