NYPD Officer Punches Woman During Arrest of Acquaintance, Watch Video

An NYPD cop was seen punching a woman, causing her to fall on the pavement, in a now-viral video. The incident took place on West 136th Street in Harlem on August 30 around 5 pm, when the police entered the neighboured to arrest a man. The woman, identified as 19-year-old Tamani Crum, confronted the officer […]

In a now-viral video, an NYPD officer is seen punching a woman, causing her to fall to the ground. On August 30 around 5 p.m., police entered a neighbouring building to arrest a man on West 136th Street in Harlem.

Tamani Crum, 19, was identified as the woman who confronted the officer and allegedly slapped him before he punched her in the face. Continue reading to learn more about the incident.


Officer Allegedly Punches Woman in Viral Video

Crum is seen in the video obstructing police from arresting the convicted man. The officer, Kendo Kinsey, pushes her away from the crowd, but she returns to punch him in the shoulder. Kinsey then appears to punch Crum, causing her to fall backwards.


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As Crum lies on the floor holding her face, the audience can be heard saying, “Why would you do that?” She was then arrested on assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration charges.

“Multiple individuals on the scene interfered with the arrest by physically assaulting numerous officers.” “One officer suffered a minor head injury,” the NYPD said in an official statement.

People are now calling for the officer to be fired. Meanwhile, NYPD sources have stated that an investigation will be launched, but the cop’s actions appear to be justified.

Police had gone to the site to Arrest a Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The incident occurred when NYPD officers arrived on the scene to arrest Elvin James, a 22-year-old man charged with attempted murder. James was discovered to be in possession of a firearm and a controlled substance during his arrest.


The police have now charged him with second-degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon. On August 12, around 10 p.m., the man allegedly shot a group of people on West 163rd Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

“You know, it’s the nerve-wracking situation for the detective in that this person had a loaded firearm on him,” said Paul DiGiacomo, President of the Detectives Endowment Association, in a statement. And this person attempted to obstruct and divert the detective’s attention away from the person in possession of the illegally loaded firearm.”

Crum has now been Released from Custody


On Wednesday night, the woman pleaded not guilty to obstructing governmental administration. After that, she was released on her own recognisance. Jaime Santana Jr, Crum’s attorney, spoke to the media about the incident, saying, “The officer involved in this case was approximately three times her body weight and size.” This was uncalled for and unacceptable. This has to end.”

Crum’s mother reportedly sobbed in court. “Thank God she’s out, and I’m happy she’s home with her mom,” she said after her daughter’s release. I’m overjoyed. It’s a disaster. Her back hurts a lot. She is in pain. And she’s got a big knot in her head.”

The family wants the officer to be held accountable and wants action to be taken against him. Stay tuned for more news and updates.


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