Online posts on Monday show uniformed NYPD cops getting drenched with buckets of water by brazen young men in Harlem and Brooklyn.
In the altercations the cops did not engage with individuals and ignored the situation.
However, later NYPD released images of the suspects and made a few arrests.
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan called the attacks “reprehensible.”
“NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less,” Monahan wrote.
One of the clips also shows a soaked cop getting beaned in the back of the head with an empty, red plastic bucket while the cop and his partner were handcuffing a suspect on the hood of a black car.
The incident where the cop getting hit with the bucket shows a man pick up the bucket and hurl it at the cop, prompting several bystanders to exclaim, “Oh!” as it bounces off his head.
The DISRESPECT NYPD Officers are faced with today is DISGUSTING.
They are afraid to take action due to fear of public backlash and because NYC Mayor Bill De Blowsio will throw them under the bus! pic.twitter.com/zXIPmbfVwz
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) July 22, 2019
ARRESTS MADE IN WATER BUCKET INCIDENTS: Two suspects have been arrested after viral videos showed NYPD officers being doused with buckets of water. One video captures a bucket being thrown at the officers. Read more: https://t.co/lfdDLkWAcR pic.twitter.com/9C58iaGf2X
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) July 24, 2019