NYPD Officer Heard Saying ‘There’s One Less A**hole To Sue Us’ As He Watches Suspect Being Shot Dead
NYPD officer was heard saying “there’s one less a**hole to sue us” as he was watching footage of suspect being shot dead. The officer was also and said “Boom!” when the suspect fell to the ground after being shot. The officer was watching helicopter footage that showed a masked Brooklyn gunman dying after he was shot by officers.
The suspect was identified by police as Bloods gang member Brandon Clayton. Clayton is seen on the footage struggling on the ground in the backyard of a Brownsville home following a gun battle with police officers, The New York Post reported.
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An NYPD spokesperson said: “The NYPD is aware of the video and it is under review.”
The officer co-workers weren’t too app about the comment. An NYPD source told the DailyMail.com: “The shooting was justified. But he screwed up the whole department with his negative comment…Now people will think that’s what cops are out there to do — just to kill people.”
“The suspect in the aerial footage, identified as 29-year-old Clayton, was killed early on Monday in a fierce gunfight involving seven police officers. The gunbattle began after he reportedly shot at a patrol car,” Meaww reported.
Chief Terry Monahan said the officer-involved shooting unfolded around 2:36 am one recent morning in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
According to Monahan, the officers were patrolling the area when “they observed a suspicious male wearing a mask covering his face.”
‘When the three officers who were inside their patrol car attempted to speak to the man he immediately fled…the perpetrator fired numerous rounds at the their vehicle, striking it,” Monahan said during a press conference. He said more officers were called to the scene.
The suspect was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.