NEW YORK (AP) – Police say they arrested a man in the videotaped dousings of New York City patrol officers with buckets of water.
UPDATE: The individual wanted for dumping a bucket of water on an NYPD police officer in Brooklyn has been APPREHENDED. pic.twitter.com/1o4ZCXpGfW
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 24, 2019
The New York Police Department says 28-year-old Courtney Thompson was arrested Wednesday on disorderly conduct, harassment and other charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer to speak for him.
Police say Thompson was one of the people seen on a widely watched video dousing two police officers on a Brooklyn street during the recent heat wave.
Individuals below are wanted in regard to an assault/criminal mischief in the vicinity of 116th Street/7th Avenue. This incident also involved an NYPD police officer hit in the head with a water bucket. If you have information, please contact @NYPDTips 800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/Way207xu4H
— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) July 23, 2019
A second clip that surfaced this week showed two other officers getting drenched while they were making an arrest in Harlem. It appeared one of the officers was hit in the head with a bucket.
Police are still seeking more suspects in both cases.