NYPD Officer Just Wants His Respect

Here’s video of an NYPD officer delivering a profane, threatening tirade at someone while appearing to be okay with them breaking the law — as long as they show him the respect he thinks he deserves when he comes around. The New York Post reports:

A uniformed NYPD sergeant was caught on video unleashing a vulgar tirade against a group of Brooklyn men — threatening them with his gun even while condoning their criminal behavior, The Post has learned.

Sgt. Lesly Charles even indicated that some criminal activity is apparently OK on his beat — as long as he’s paid proper respect.

“You guys are hustling or whatever, I ain’t got no problem with that. Listen . . . do your thing,” Charles barked during the April 28 diatribe, which is now being investigated by the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. “But when I come around and I speak, you f–king listen. Tell your boys.”

The surly sergeant apparently was angry over a car that was illegally parked on Ditmas Avenue in the Kensington section.

His rant against the men was recorded on a 20-minute cellphone video obtained exclusively by The Post.

The footage includes Charles berating a young man in the roadway near a silver BMW, telling him: “This is my street. All right? If you got to play tough, that’s your problem . . . I do whatever the f–k I want.”

A short time later, Charles followed the group into the nearby No. 1 Chinese Food restaurant, flanked by two plainclothes cops.

“I have the long d–k. You don’t,” the cop bragged.

“Your pretty face — I like it very much. My d–k will go in your mouth and come out your ear. Don’t f–k with me. All right?”

Here’s the video:

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After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • http://barthsnotes.com Richard Bartholomew

    Someone’s been watching too much Life on Mars.

  • slc1

    Re Richard Bartholomew @ #1

    Or too many Dirty Harry movies.

  • criticaldragon1177

    Ed Brayton,

    This guy wants respect? I don’t care if he is a cop. Given the way he’s acting, he deserves no respect.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Well, somebody HAS to say it…


  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty

    @Akira MacKenzie — Exactly what I was thinking! Hell, I read that whole tirade in Cartman’s voice.

    Oh, and respect? Respect is fucking EARNED, not just given by virtue of (generic) your position in society.

  • Pinky

    Support your local police; or suffer the consequences.

    Seems more like a petty Somalian warlord than a NY cop.