The New York City man who allegedly punched NYPD Chief Terence Monahan and two other officers during protests on Wednesday has been released without bail.
Quran Campbell, 25, allegedly punched Monahan in the face as the chief was trying to arrest him. Campbell had also allegedly hit another NYPD officer and a lieutenant.
Campbell was arraigned on assault charges and granted supervised release.
The confrontation happened on Wednesday morning when protesters interrupted a pro-police march passing over the Brooklyn Bridge.
"This is what we dealt with since the first protest after George Floyd," Monahan said Thursday. "It is a legitimate movement, but it is being hijacked by these anarchists, and they are the ones that have been attacking our police officers [and] are out hiding behind the many, many peaceful protesters that are out there."
🔦 Police said 37 people were arrested after the incident.