The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, a union that represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYPD officers, has tweeted a shocking video showing a 16-year-old suspect beating officers after they confronted him for allegedly jumping the turnstile.
It reportedly happened Saturday evening at the 125th St.-Lexington Ave. subway station in East Harlem.
"The 16-year-old male became verbally aggressive for over three minutes with officers," an NYPD spokesperson told Fox News Digital. "The officers attempted to take the 16-year-old male into custody when he began to assault the officers."
The teen was charged with assault on a police officer and other charges but the PBA says the teen was back on the streets in less than 24 hours.
PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement to FOX5NY: "If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours. Cops are putting ourselves on the line to make the subways safer, but we are feeling abandoned by a justice system that won’t back us up."