NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – An NYPD officer reportedly broke her wrist after she kicked onto the tracks at a Harlem subway station.
The officer was patrolling the 125th Street station at Lexington Avenue early Friday morning when she and her partner tried to take an alleged fare-beater into custody, according to the Daily News.
Video shot by a bystander shows a man kicking at the officer repeatedly. One kick caused her to fall backwards onto the tracks, video shows.
Anquando Johnson, 25, faces charges of assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment and theft of service.
Paul DiGiacomo of the Detectives' Endowment Association told 1010 WINS: “I think it’s disgusting what happened today. And that poor police officer could have got hit by a train or electrocuted by a third rail. I’m getting a little tired of seeing police officers and members of the NYPD being verbally and physically assaulted out on the street.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea also commented on the video on Twitter.
“For the second time in a week, a video captures what NYC police officers face every day on the front lines,” Shea wrote. “Despite suffering a serious injury at the hands of this career criminal, we’re lucky the outcome wasn’t much worse. An assault on a police officer is an attack on us all.”