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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  • 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…


  • @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.