US | NYPD Releases Body Cam Footage Of The Altercation Of Tamani Crum With Det Kinsey

NYPD Released Body Cam Footage Of Police Officer Shoving Tamani Crum (19).

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NYPD Released Body Cam Footage Of The Altercation Of Det Kinsey Shoving Tamani Crum (19).


via STESS News by Jessica Cardiny

Harlem, New York (SN) | NYPD Released Body Cam Footage Of Police Officer Shoving Tamani Crum (19).
By Jessica Cardiny

The body cam footage of the arrest of Tamani Crum’s boyfriend, Elvin James (22), for attempted murder, that led to her being shoved by a police officer was released by NYPD.

James was carrying a loaded, semi-automatic ghost gun and reached for his waistband, according to the NYPD.

“While the NYPD is committed to the safety of all New Yorkers, we are also committed to transparency,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a statement.

The incident took place in Harlem, New York.

The footage shows Det Kinsey attempting to grab Ms Crum’s left arm but she pulls free.

After which he grabs her again and yanks her away.

“Don’t f***ing touch me,” Ms Crum is then heard yelling while shoving Det Kinsey with her right hand.

The video then shows Det Kinsey shoving Ms Crum back by pushing against her throat with the crook of his hand, at which point she is seen slapping the officer.

The end of the video shows Crum being handcuffed.

NYPD Commissioner Sewell said Crum interfered with the arrest by, “striking one of the officers. That officer fended off that interference and struck the woman with an open hand.

The woman was placed under arrest for Obstructing Governmental Administration, remained conscious, and was transported to an area hospital at her request.”

Wednesday, Crum pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released on her own recognizance. Crum’s attorney said he was pleased the district attorney decided not to charge her with assaulting an officer or resisting arrest.

Adam’s, the Mayor of NY, a former NYPD officer, responded to the video.

“Those officers showed great restraint,” Adams said. “They didn’t discharge their weapons, they subdued him. While they were subduing him, a crowd came and attempted to disrupt the arrest.”

Adams said there is an investigation into what happened.

“If you look at the video, the young lady was inches away from the person who was armed with that gun. That action endangered those police officers,” said Adams.

Below is the full statement from Sewell :

On Tuesday afternoon, NYPD officers from the 32nd Precinct were attempting to take an individual into custody when a struggle ensued and a crowd formed around the officers. The individual was carrying in his waistband an illegal, loaded semiautomatic Polymer 80 handgun, known as a “ghost gun.”

The NYPD officers removed yet another illegal firearm – and the person brazen enough to carry it in public – from the streets of our city.

During this encounter, a female acquaintance of this individual began to interfere with the arrest, including striking one of the officers. That officer fended off that interference and struck the woman with an open hand.

The woman was placed under arrest for Obstructing Governmental Administration, remained conscious, and was transported to an area hospital at her request.

Two additional females were similarly charged with interfering with the actions of police officers during this incident.

This incident, including the conduct of the officer who used force, is under ongoing review by our Internal Affairs Bureau’s Force Group. All police body-worn camera footage, as well as other video surveillance from the area and witness statements, are being gathered and reviewed.

While the NYPD is committed to the safety of all New Yorkers, we are also committed to transparency. Therefore, I have expedited the release of the officers’ body-worn camera footage, and am awaiting the results of IAB’s investigation.

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