NYPD release photos of car that plowed through Brooklyn cops during protest over Walter Wallace Jr. police killing

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News
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Cops on Friday released photos of the car that that plowed through a line of Brooklyn cops during a violent protest over the Philadelphia police shooting of a knife-wielding Black man.

The motorist, driving a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with the license plate “ANUTHA1," injured two officers after refusing to stop near the corner of Smith St. and Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn Heights Tuesday night.

Police said the driver had joined about 200 people protesting Walter Wallace Jr.'s killing.

When the Marquis — covered in decals that read “F--- the police” and “Black lives matter” — reached the corner, a handful of cops ordered him to stop “for the safety of other officers and civilians on the roadway at the time," but the driver refused, striking two cops before speeding away.

One cop suffered an injury to his left side. The other had a deep cut to his right wrist. Both were treated at Kings County Hospital and released.

There was at least one other person in the car when it broke through the police line, officials said.

Five officers were injured as protesters damaged nine police vehicles, and spray-painted several bus shelters, a Chase Bank and a state of Christopher Columbus outside of Brooklyn Supreme Court. They also smashed windows at a bank and a Nordstrom store, officials said.

Cops arrested 27 people after the violent demonstrations. Five others were arrested during a similar protest in Lower Manhattan, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the Mercury Marquis or its driver is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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