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Brooklyn Postal Worker: NYPD Handcuffing Questioned After Video Surfaces

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By    |   Monday, 28 Mar 2016 02:13 PM

The handcuffing of a Brooklyn postal worker by the New York Police Department is receiving new attention after video of the incident was released last week.

According to The Washington Post, Glenn Grays, 27, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct by plainclothes NYPD officers while on his postal route on May 17. Part of his handcuffing was recorded on video and released March 22 by Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams, the New York Daily News reported.

Adams, a former New York Police Department captain, called on NYPD administrators to rebuke the four officers and the lieutenant involved in the incident, saying that the postal worker committed no crime while working in the Crown Heights neighborhood that day.

Grays said that he yelled at the unmarked police vehicle after it almost hit him while he was making his deliveries. He said that's when the vehicle stopped and reversed back to where he was.

That's when the plainclothes officers and lieutenant exited the vehicle to confront the mail carrier, said Grays. He was eventually placed in handcuffs and taken to a precinct station, leaving his mail vehicle unsecured.

"It is not a crime for someone to voice outrage after almost being struck by a vehicle," Adams said at a March 22 news conference, according to AM New York. "This could have been another Eric Garner situation if Glenn had not responded as calmly as he did."

Garner, who died in police custody on a Staten Island street corner in July 2014 after police administered a controversial choke hold, became one of the flash points of nationwide protests focusing on alleged police misconduct that year, wrote USA Today.

"They issued him a summons in hopes of sweeping this under the rug," Adams said in last week's news conference, demanding that internal affairs in the New York Police Department investigate the incident.

New York Police told the Daily News last week that the case involving Grays was under review.

Grays said in a CBS News interview that aired on Monday morning that he wanted the officers disciplined, but added, "I don't want them to be jobless. They might have families, kids they have to support."

According to The New York Times, Grays said he is engaged to an officer of the NYPD.

“I don’t hate cops,” he said. “I’m marrying one.”

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