Video footage obtained by DNAinfo shows an NYPD officer so eager to inflict pain that he kicked a fellow officer in the head after mistaking him for a suspect.
The video, shot in January, shows two officers tangled with a man who allegedly tried to avoid paying his fair at the Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue station in Brooklyn. That’s when the offending plainclothes officer appears and unknowingly kicks his companion, boot and head meeting with a resounding “thud”:
The plainclothes officer walked up to the scrum, paused and then reared back with one leg, letting his boot fly into the back of the head of a hat-wearing police officer wrestling with the suspect. The kick had enough force that the sound can be heard on the recording above the din.
A woman who witnessed the spectacle can be heard laughing while saying “He kicked a cop.” After realizing his mistake, the officer is seen attempting to comfort his fellow officer with a pat on the head. Unfortunately, the damage was done.