The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has checkmated Al Sharpton after the radical activist threatened to take legal action over a viral video showing a cop knocking a woman to the ground.
Sharpton threatened to sue the NYPD in civil court over the incident where a violent mob interfered in a police arrest.
As Slay News previously reported, the woman, Tamani Crum, attacked police officers as they tried to arrest a murder suspect in Harlem.
Crum attacked Detective Kendo D. Kinsey and his colleagues while they were in the process of arresting 22-year-old Elvin James.
James was wanted in connection to an August 12 murder.
The NYPD said the man had a loaded firearm and illegal drugs on him at the time of the arrest.
When they tried to arrest him a number of people began to assault the officers and interfere with the arrest.
The cops did their best with the surging crowd until a young woman came up behind them and attacked one of them.
Officer Kinsey had enough and knocked her out cold.
A video of the incident quickly went viral on social media.
Sharpton, a career grifter, weighed in on the incident by threatening to sue the police department.
However, the NYPD has now put an abrupt end to Sharpton’s grift by releasing the body cam footage.
The video shows Crum, who was interfering in the arrest of an armed murder suspect, hitting the cop before getting decked.
The police department said cops from the 32nd Precinct were arresting someone who “was carrying in his waistband an illegal, loaded semiautomatic Polymer 80 handgun, known as a ghost gun.”
The NYPD continued: “During this encounter, a female acquaintance of this individual began to interfere with the arrest, including striking a detective. The detective fended off that interference and struck the woman with an open hand.
“This incident, including the conduct of the detective who used force, is under ongoing review by our Internal Affairs Bureau’s Force Group.
“All police body-worn camera footage, as well as other video surveillance from the area and witness statements, are being gathered and reviewed,” the statement said.
The Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said of Sharpton’s possible lawsuit:
“Criminals in NY have grown accustomed to there being no consequences for their dangerous, illegal actions — but when you assault a New York City Detective in order to interfere with an arrest of a man armed with a gun there are repercussions.
“As the DEA explores a possible civil suit on behalf of our dedicated member against the woman who attacked him, we urge politicians to open their eyes and see the public safety disaster they’ve created.
“As for Al Sharpton’s insane comments, he should be worried about the thousands of actual crime victims in this city and not the limelight and lining of his pockets.
“Sharpton said they’re going to be filing a civil suit.
“We’re going to be looking to file a civil suit as well, against the woman.
“This individual, James, was in possession of a loaded, illegal firearm, and her interference in that arrest could have cost the police officers as well as other innocent people their lives because they had to divert their attention away from the armed suspect to her.
“When you assault a New York City Detective in order to interfere with an arrest of a man armed with a gun there are repercussions,” he said.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said: “It’s a lot of madness going on.
“This is not just something that is a theatrical performance.
“This is real danger,” he said.
“This person was wanted for murder.
“This person had a loaded gun.”