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Officer Goes Viral For Fighting Off Group Of Attackers Without Resorting To Lethal Force

Jay Finesse (Facebook)

On Sunday, a video of a NYPD police officer was posted to Facebook.

It has since gone viral, but not for the same reasons many police videos have been lately.

The video was originally posted by Jay Finesse.

It shows NYPD officer Syed Ali fighting an unruly group using only his body and baton.

Ali was responding to a call from a woman who was being sexually harassed by the group of men in the video. When he arrived on the scene, the men approached him in an aggressive and threatening manner.

Watch the video here:


Yeo they buggin mans fell in the train tracks????????‍♂️

Posted by Jay Finesse on Sunday, December 23, 2018

Instead of reaching for his gun, Ali channeled his police and military training to use physical combative moves, like kicks and baton hits, to deescalate the situation.

When speaking to reporters, Ali said:

Life is precious, and going to that weapon is not necessarily the first thing we should be thinking about.”

He continued by referencing his choice of combat:

“There are other tools that we’ve been given, other tactics that we’ve been shown, and we got to use all of the resources before going to deadly physical force.”

Three of the men were later arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, riot, attempted criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Many of New York City’s officials made sure to applaud Ali’s efforts and choice in tactics.

Civilians are also speaking out in support of the police officer’s bravery and commitment to a non-lethal approach.

Thank you, Officer Syed Ali, for your exemplary professionalism!


Written by B Miller

Travel lover, dog Mom, Slytherin, future wifey.