The New York City Mayor and Police Commissioner would like to remind people that throwing things at police officers is a crime and that you should probably not do it.
Even if what you are throwing is a bucket of water on a hot day. Two videos have surfaced from Monday that showed NYPD officers being attacked by a group of males. The men are throwing buckets of water at the officers. At times you can even hear people in the video laughing. The officers in each incident were restrained and calm even as their hair and clothes were drenched. Mayor Bill de Blasio retweeted a post by Chief Terence Monahan stating that this is “completely unacceptable” and “we won’t tolerate this kind of disrespect.”
The NYPD says they are looking into the incidents and have not ruled out charges.