Brawl erupts between migrants, NYPD officers due to illegal scooter crackdown

The NYPD says that prior to their efforts, there were multiple complaints from elected officials and community members alike about the e-bike issue.

Phil Taitt and Adolfo Carrion

Sep 8, 2023, 10:58 PM

Updated 216 days ago

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A brawl erupted between migrants and NYPD officers on Thursday after a police crackdown on illegal scooters, leading to six arrests and two injured officers.
The incident took place in Bushwick outside of a migrant shelter while officers were confiscating scooters they say violated the law. Six migrants were arrested in the incident with three of those people facing a charge of assault on an officer. 
The migrant shelter is located at the intersection of Jefferson and Flushing avenues, and multiple e-bikes line the streets outside of the shelter. 
The NYPD says that prior to their efforts, there were multiple complaints from elected officials and community members alike about the e-bike issue. 
Sixteen unregistered scooters were confiscated in yesterday's crackdown, and two officers suffered minor injuries. 


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