Kang Wong, 84, was arrested after he alleged to jaywalk near a dangerous intersection in the Upper West Side on Sunday
He attempted to walk away after he didn't understand what the officer said
The officer and several colleagues quickly converged on the senior citizen and left him badly beaten and bloodied
By Daily Mail Reporter
New York City police officers drew blood from an 84-year-old man on Sunday who was alleged to have jaywalked near a dangerous intersection in the Upper West Side.
Kang Wong, who lives in the area, was stopped by an officer for allegedly crossing against the light, just before 5 p.m.
According to one witness, several officers quickly converged on the man, who didn’t seem to understand English-language commands, after he simply tried to walk away.
The guy didn’t seem to speak English,’ Ian King, a 24-year-old Fordham law student, told the New York Post.
‘He [the officer] stood him up against the wall and was trying to write him a ticket. The man didn’t seem to understand, and he started walking away.’
That’s when the officer and several colleagues quickly converged on the senior citizen and left him badly beaten and bloodied.
‘The cop tried to pull him back and that’s when he [the pedestrian] began to struggle with the cop,’ said King.
As soon as he pushed the cop, it was like cops started running in from everywhere.’
With the man’s blood left spilled on the pavement, he was handcuffed and taken to a local hospital.
Police, who have promised to step-up enforcement, said they were looking into the arrest.
Law enforcement in the area had earlier promised to step-up enforcement of the law after three pedestrians were struck and killed within a two-block radius in the neighborhood in nine days.
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