The New York Police Department is investigating alleged disorderly conduct after the controversial arrest of a postal worker while he delivered packages on his route, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.
Cellphone video captured the plainclothes NYPD officers approaching 27-year-old Glen Grays. The postal worker was in the middle of his shift on St. Patrick’s Day.
He said he tried to comply with the officers’ orders.”Never been arrested, never received a summons. I was extremely terrified. I wouldn’t say afraid – I passed the stage of afraid,” Grays said.
Grays was frisked and put in an unmarked patrol car. That’s when the video ends.
“If it can happen to the mailman, it can happen to anyone in the community,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.Adams, who is also a former NYPD captain, released the video to the public.
“Those officers were extremely aggressive and I believe that they wanted him to resist. He was smart enough not to resist,” he said. “I believe because of that, he’s sitting here today telling his story.”
The NYPD told CBS News all three officers and the lieutenant involved remain on duty, but have been placed on general patrol pending the investigation.