Meet the Police Officers Who Kept Their Cool While Under Attack

One suspect is in custody after men were caught on camera hurling a bucket at an NYPD cop's head and drenching other officers with water. Cops in the video taken in Harlem were handcuffing someone wanted on a warrant when they found themselves surrounded by angry people. One man seen dumping a blue bucket over a cop's head turned himself in. Police described him as a known gang member on probation. He's charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction, criminal nuisance and harassment.

The video has sparked a nationwide conversation about police officers, with many criticizing the officers for their inaction. However, some are pointing out that these officers knew that would only escalate an already scary situation. Their calm in the face of such hostility may have kept the situation from getting more out of control.

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