Man in custody after NYPD cop’s teeth broken in assault

Police One – by Alison Fox

NEW YORK — A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly punching a female NYPD officer and breaking her teeth Sunday, police said.

The officer, and her partner, tried to arrest several people for smoking marijuana in East Harlem on Sunday while on patrol, police said.  

John Pica, who lives in the housing complex, was charged with assaulting the officer, police said.

The officers allegedly saw Pica with two other men and a woman smoking by the rear entrance to the first floor of the Governor DeWitt Clinton Houses near 109th Street at about 1:30 a.m. They tried to arrest all four, but Pica allegedly turned around and struck the female officer, whose name was not released. She fell to the ground and hit her head, police said.

Pica then allegedly fled with the other three suspects police said.

2 thoughts on “Man in custody after NYPD cop’s teeth broken in assault

  1. just wait until one of these cops run across an ex seal or marine with some special training

    and in their self defense situation makes the marine or seal use the officers own weapon against the cop

    the law of averages says this is coming , they cant go around just picking on everyone with out this as a possibility coming true

    personally I cant wait for that lesson to be taught

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.