A lot of questions have been raised about the behavior of five New York City police officers who, while riding around Brooklyn in an unmarked cruiser on St Patricks Day, took time out from their not so busy day to harass, handcuff and arrest a letter carrier, Glenn Grays, who they had nearly run over.
Now however, the questions are being asked by the one person who can actually do something about it: New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. CBS New York reports that Bratton is “steamed” over the incident, and questioned the legitimacy of Grays’ arrest. Bratton also said the joy riding cops should have been in uniform at the time:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had some harsh words for the officers accused of handcuffing a postal worker while he delivered packages on his route in Brooklyn.
Bratton said he was “very concerned” about the March 17 confrontation between 27-year-old Glenn Grays and four plainclothes officers and a lieutenant.
“I’m very concerned about the performance of the officers, about the leadership role of the lieutenant involved and about the processing of the arrest at the precinct stationhouse,”
Bratton said Tuesday.He also questioned the legitimacy of Grays’ arrest for disorderly conduct.