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Saturday, October 23, 2021

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said two officers have been disciplined after a viral video showed them ejecting a rider from a subway station who purportedly hassled them over not wearing masks. Shea called the officers' actions "absolutely inexcusable," though he added they would not be fired or suspended. "There is no excuse for what I saw in that video," he said. "We are better than that."

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...The video shows the maskless officers escorting the rider, identified as Andrew Gilbert, from the station, and you can hear the officer telling the commuter he is being disruptive....

Gilbert sent a statement to Eyewitness News telling his account of the events.

"I was just commuting to work, and when I got off the train, I noticed these two officers standing there on the platform with no masks, as is fairly typical these days for the NYPD," he said. "I've taken to filming them whenever I see them doing this in the subway, so I walked over and asked them why they weren't masked. The male officer kept pretending he couldn't hear what I was saying. He told me, 'I can't hear you through your mask,' etc. After a few seconds, another women noticed this and came over and started recording as well. She's the one who posted the video to Twitter that went viral. I kept asking them to follow the law and put a mask on, and the officer declared that I was being 'disruptive' and grabbed me and shoved me 60 feet over to the emergency exit and slammed me through it. He yelled at me, 'If you're not going to ride the train, you can leave.'"

The NYPD has not released details of what precipitated the incident, but the woman who shot the video told Eyewitness News the male officer mocked Gilbert even though she did not believe he was being aggressive or provocative in addressing the officers....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-23 11:49 AM | Reply

"though he added they would not be fired or suspended."

Actions speak louder than words.

The cops clearly have no problem with what this cop did.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-23 11:51 AM | Reply

Well, they responded to a point....

#3 | Posted by DMTDust at 2021-10-23 07:21 PM | Reply

They should be fired.

If that guy had refused to be tossed out of a place he had every right to be, they would have escalated and harmed him.

#4 | Posted by censored at 2021-10-23 09:25 PM | Reply

Hopefully a civil rights lawsuit by the tossee will follow.

#5 | Posted by censored at 2021-10-23 09:26 PM | Reply

Jared was disciplined on Subway.

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-10-24 01:15 AM | Reply

LESWIT

Jared who?

Restaurant or train station?

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-24 04:29 AM | Reply

Well, Jared probably doesn't really appreciate trains where he's at these days.

#8 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2021-10-24 08:04 PM | Reply

NYPD keeping it classy though. I checked the article afterwards to see if I was right guessing by the fact he wasn't suicided by subway train that he was not black at least. Right again.

#9 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2021-10-24 08:08 PM | Reply

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