December 31st, 2011

Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza
NYCP Officer Uses Barricade As Weapon To Hit Protester in the Face

Below, NYPD Patrol Officer, on his own, uses two hands to lift up barricade.
Higher Ranking officers appear to be looking away.

Same officer then lifts up barricade and brings it up hard and fast beneath protesters chin.

Protester uses hand to push barricade away as Officer tries to hit him again.

Below, a higher ranking Officer, possibly TARU, takes note of what is happening, and gets the patrol officer to back off.

Other Officers take barricade and set it down, pushing Patrol Officer back.

Same Patrol Officer, seconds later, pushed way back now by higher ranking cops, apparantly showing where he had been cut, earlier, before the barricade incident.