NYPD cop who oversaw postal worker’s arrest stripped of badge, gun

The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD lieutenant who supervised the handcuffing and arrest of a working letter carrier on St Patrick’s Day in Brooklyn has been stripped of his badge and gun:

The NYPD lieutenant who supervised the cursing plainclothes cops who arrested an on-duty postal worker in Brooklyn earlier this month has been stripped of his badge and gun, the Daily News has learned.

Clipboard01Lt. Luis Machado was placed on modified duty in connection with the embarrassingly volatile clash between cops and postal employee Glen Grays in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Machado and three cops were zipping along in an unmarked car on March 17 when they nearly struck Grays postal truck, officials said.

The four plainclothes cops got out of the car, slapped him in handcuffs, frisked him and carted him off to the 71st Precinct stationhouse where he was charged with resisting arrest.

All of which raises the question- if the only charge was resisting arrest (which the video shows he clearly wasn’t doing), what was he being arrested for??

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