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Teenage son of retired NYPD detective is arrested for ‘ramming his BMW through a group of protesters


Son, 18, of retired NYPD detective is charged after ‘ramming his BMW through a group of protesters surrounding his car outside a Manhattan police station’

  • Justin Burgos, 18, was behind the wheel of his BMW, when he pierced through the group of protesters on their bicycles in the West Village 
  • The incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night
  • Footage uploaded to social media depicts Burgos allegedly accelerating through the crowd, clipping two protesters as he sped away 
  • As a result, an 18-year-old protester was hit by Burgos BMW and treated at the scene for an injured right knee, police said. 
  • Police arrested Burgos near the intersection of Grove and Bleecker streets and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident among other charges 
  • On Thursday, Burgos was freed without bail at arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court
  • According to a police source, Burgos is the son of an NYPD deputy inspector who retired from the department in 2018

The teenage son of a retired NYPD commander has been arrested after allegedly driving his BMW through a group of protesters in New York City leaving an 18-year-old injured, police said.  

Justin Burgos, 18, was driving his BMW in the West Village at about 10:20pm Wednesday night when the street was blocked by a group of protesters on bicycles.

The protesters were demonstrating near the NYPD’s near the Sixth Precinct stationhouse over alleged abuse carried out by an officer against a black man in 2013.

Footage shared on social media depicts the driver honking his horn as he tries to force his way through the blockade of bikes.

When a bicycle caves under the BMW’s front wheel, a cop pulls it away as protesters begin to surround the car.

The driver then appears to accelerate through the crowd, clipping two protesters before speeding away. 

As a result of the incident, an 18-year-old protester was hit by the teenager’s BMW and treated at the scene for an injured right knee, police said. 

A Twitter user who posted the video wrote: ‘Someone just ran their car into #FireCuervo protesters right outside of NYPD’s 6th precinct.

 ‘NYPD came & ripped a protester’s bike out of the car’s way before the car went through & hit protesters as it sped off. Protesters ran after the car & then cops ran after them & the car.’ 

Justin Burgos, 18, (pictured) was behind the wheel of his BMW, when he pierced through the group of protesters on their bicycles in the West Village at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night

 

Footage shared on social media shows the driver honking his horn as he tries to barrel through the blockade or protestors.

Footage shared on social media shows the driver honking his horn as he tries to barrel through the blockade or protestors.

Police arrested Burgos (pictured) near the intersection of Grove and Bleecker streets and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a vehicle, in addition to other charges

Police arrested Burgos (pictured) near the intersection of Grove and Bleecker streets and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a vehicle, in addition to other charges 

Police arrested Burgos near the intersection of Grove and Bleecker streets.

He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a vehicle, in addition to other charges.

According to a police source, Burgos is the son of an NYPD deputy inspector who retired from the department in 2018. 

On Thursday, Burgos was freed without bail at arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.    

The protesters were demonstrating near the NYPD's near the Sixth Precinct stationhouse over alleged abuse carried out by an officer against a black man in 2013

The protesters were demonstrating near the NYPD’s near the Sixth Precinct stationhouse over alleged abuse carried out by an officer against a black man in 2013

Video uploaded to social media depicts Burgos allegedly accelerating through the crowd, clipping two protesters as he sped away during the Wednesday night incident

Video uploaded to social media depicts Burgos allegedly accelerating through the crowd, clipping two protesters as he sped away during the Wednesday night incident 

In 2015, Cuervo was sued by Michael Watson over the 2013 incident. 

According to the lawsuit, Cuervo and other officers allegedly threw Watson to the floor and punched and kicked him when he talked back to the cops. 

Watson received a $150,000 settlement from the city in February 2017, records show.  

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