Viral Videos of People Throwing Buckets of Water at NYPD Officers Sparks Outrage | NBC New York


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Videos of NYPD officers getting doused in buckets of water that surfaced on Monday have sparked a debate on whether the behavior was simply a prank on a hot day, or a display of anti-police sentiment.

Law enforcement officials say they’re investigating the incident in Harlem where one of the videos was taken. The officers were in the middle of making an arrest when bystanders threw water on them, followed by an empty red bucket.

In another video of a separate incident, two cops are seen crossing the street when a man pours a bucket of water on one of them.

People on social media praised the officers for continuing to do their jobs and just walking away, but local officials say the behavior is unacceptable. Michael George reports.

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