Watch: Police captain assaulted in broad daylight by masked rioter during protest

CHARLOTTE, NC – A police captain from the Charotte-Mecklenburg Police was assaulted on June 8th while outside of the Charlotte Government Center in uptown where protesters had reportedly gathered.

The officer involved is Captain Brad Koch, who was surrounded by a crowd of protesters that were engaging in not only antagonistic behavior, but escalated to assault.

Video of the incident was captured, where the group encircled the police captain in a fit of rage outside of the government building.

In the video, you can see some rising tensions boiling among the group of protesters present. Then, one individual allegedly shoves the police captain, resulting in the captain trying to take down the suspect. The group then converges on Captin Koch, essentially in a manner that can only be described as dog-piling.

One individual present can be seen warding off the group and shoving those attempting to pile onto the officer. It is unknown whether the person assisting was an officer in plain clothes, or just a demonstrator assisting the Captain Koch.

While the scuffle in question did not result in any grievous injury of any sort, one arrest was commenced seemingly in relation to the incident that played out.

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Police were said to have arrested 27-year-old James Marciano and charged the suspect with assault on a government official, as well as disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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Police getting attacked on camera is unfortunately becoming more commonplace as of late. 

In New York City, a video has surfaced online that showcases a police officer, said to be among the Bronx area, getting attacked by three individuals. The officer was on the ground, while people were filming and screaming expletives at the officer being assaulted.

The hatred being shown toward police now is getting far beyond out of hand, as the blatant violence is continuing to rise seemingly with every instance and encounter.

This video, that was shared by the Sergeants Benevolent Association online, is just another example of what officers in major cities are actively dealing with during these “peaceful” protests.

The video shows what looks to be one person holding the officer down, while someone runs up with some unidentifiable large object and hurls it at the grounded officer. That assailant then runs off on foot, but the person whom the officer was engaged with is still holding him to the ground.

Then, another individual quickly runs up to where the officer is on the ground, and retrieves the same said item thrown earlier at him and slams it down on the officer.  

During the assault, you can hear the likes of “fuck 12” being shouted. The 12 is in reference to the police drag unit, but is typically interchangeable with expression like the more widely known “fuck the police”. The anti-police sentiments have been clearly made, and it seems the only thing the mainstream media can be outraged about is President Donald Trump holding a bible.

The riots and looting taking over New York City has also caught the attention of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is now criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio for not having increased the police presence within the city:

“I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem. I think he underestimates the duration of the problem.”

Apparently, Mayor de Blasio thinks that the peaceful protesters were doing a bang up job when they “rejected” the rioters from participating among their demonstrations:

“There were peaceful protesters who rejected the violent elements and forced them out of protests. There were elected officials and clergy who said to people, ‘If you’re going to protest in our community it must be peaceful. If you attempt any violence, we will reject you.’ That ultimately is the big story here.”

Obviously, it’s not as though the violent criminals just went home when they were ousted from joining the peaceful demonstrations. They simply decided to go and engage in their crimes wherever they pleased – as evidenced by numerous videos of incidents cropping up.

Another aspect, compliments of de Blasio, that didn’t help was the extremely late curfew enacted. While many states and cities have been seeing 8:00 p.m. curfews go into effect , the mayor thought that an 11:00 p.m. curfew would be just fine.

It wasn’t the mayor received enormous pushback on his original curfew that he amended it to begin at 8:00 p.m. on June 2nd.

Several videos showed the chaos that played out on the evening of June 1st, with one instancing of looting being caught by police where they can be seen taking an individual into custody.

In other video, you can see the decimated state of a Verizon store located on East 43rd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The interiors look to have been completely looted of any product located on the shelves. The glass windows shattered to pieces all over as well.

People online have been highly critical of the worsening situation in New York City, and also the double standard that has been showcased in relation to how the mayor approached COVID-19 versus these current demonstrations.

And just like that, COVID was no longer a thing being enforced it seems, and riots are taking over the city. So much for de Blasio’s harsh stance about cracking down on large gatherings.


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