NYPD: 2 men charged in connection to clash with officers on Brooklyn Bridge during peace march
Police say two men have been charged in connection to attacks on NYPD officers Wednesday during a peach march in Brooklyn.
Police say 25-year-old Shayborn Banks and 25-year-old Quran Campbell, both of the Bronx, were arrested and charged for attacking the officers.
Both men were charged with assault on a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon.
News 12 is told at least four officers were hurt when things turned violent between counter protesters and police at a march meant to stop the violence.
The NYPD released footage of a man who struck several officers with a cane and took off. The suspect can be seen on video climbing over a guardrail and then running off the bridge where cars were driving.
News 12 is told officers were trying to make an arrest when they were hit with a cane, some of them even bleeding from their wounds, including Chief of Police Terence Monahan.
Police say before participants in the peaceful prayer march could begin their march at least 37 counter protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says violence of any kind is unacceptable.
"Peaceful protest is honored. There's no acceptable violent protest. Any violent protest will be stopped. There will be consequences for anyone involved and anyone who assaults a police officer. It's unacceptable and they will suffer the consequences," says Mayor de Blasio.
As for those officers, they were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.