Man Who Doused NYPD Officers Gets 10 Days’ Community Service

WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 08, 2020 - 7:41 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The man accused of dousing two cops with water this past summer has reportedly pleaded guilty to second degree harassment.

Courtney Thompson, 28, quietly admitted to the crime on Dec. 20, receiving just 10 days community service as punishment.

After learning about the news, many NYPD officers were outraged with one telling the New York Post: “Basically, you’re telling everybody that if you want to dump water on a cop you can and there’s no consequences for it. This is the lawless society that we live in now.”

Thompson initially faced charges of criminal mischief, obstruction, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct after he was arrested for dousing two officers with a bucket of water in Brownsville in July.

Though, according to the Brooklyn’s District Attorney’s office, the two officers gave their approval for Thompson’s plea deal before he accepted it.

Thompson was just one of many busted for water attacks on NYPD officers, many of which ending up on viral videos and were denounced by President Doanld Trump and dozens of local leaders in the five boroughs.