DAILYKENN.com -- Two police officers were attacked in Harlem Friday night.
A video of the attacks shows the police making an arrest when a black male throws a punch at a white officer.
The melee began when police arrested a black male for carrying and open bottle of liquor. A black female tried to intervene and, when she was arrested, another black male threw the punch.
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An attack on two police officers was caught on video as they attempted to make an arrest in Harlem Friday night.
The 36-second cellphone video starts off with a man pushing a cop from the 32nd Precinct trying to handcuff his sister near 144th Street and 8th Avenue around 11:30 p.m.
“That’s my sister,” the man, identified as cops as Terrell Mitchell, 26, can be heard yelling before he sucker punches the male officer twice in the back of the head, knocking off his glasses.
According to police, Mitchell’s sister, Asia Banks interfered and started pushing cops after they stopped her brother for having an open bottle of Hennessy cognac.
Banks, 38, then started to resist and began pushing officers, at one point reaching for a female officer’s gun in her holster, cops said.
The video shows Banks grabbing the hands of the officer as she places her hand over her weapon.
“This could have turned out differently had she grabbed the weapon,” a law enforcement source said.
Mitchell, who fled into the nearby Drew Hamilton Houses where he lives with his sister, was later caught and charged with assault on a police officer,
obstruction of governmental administration and criminal possession of a weapon for having a razor blade in his pocket, cops said.
Banks was also charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.
Both officers were taken to area hospitals and treated for minor injuries.
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