Shocking moment: NYPD cop punches woman outside Harlem apartment building

This is the shocking moment a male NYPD detective slaps a woman in the face as they attempt to arrest their alleged attempted murder boyfriend.

Kendo Kinsey knocks Tamani Crum, 19, to the ground after she intervened while officers tried to arrest 22-year-old Elvin James in Harlem.

Horrifying video shows the detective marching over to her and beating her during Tuesday’s stunning 5pm slugfest.

The incident sparked an immediate uproar from activists and their family, who beat the chief police officer for laying his hand on a woman.

But the NYPD quickly shot them down and defended the officer, noting that James had a gun and their attempts to stop the arrest could have been fatal.

Footage showed a chaotic scene as a swarm of officers fought a group of people outside an apartment building reportedly located in Harlem

Footage showed a chaotic scene as a swarm of officers fought a group of people outside an apartment building reportedly located in Harlem

A thin woman in a skirt appeared to get into an altercation with an Officer Kinsey, who attempted to push her out of the crowd by jabbing her head with his arm

The woman is slapped in the face by Kinsey and sent sprawled onto the sidewalk

A thin woman in a skirt appeared to get into an altercation with an Officer Kinsey, who attempted to push her out of the crowd by jabbing her head with his arm

It was unclear if the woman hit her head on the sidewalk, but she was dazed to see and held her face with both hands as people in the crowd yelled at Kinsey,

The woman grabs her face after being hit by Kinsey

It was unclear if the woman hit her head on the sidewalk, but she was dazed to see and held her face with both hands as people in the crowd yelled at Kinsey, “Why did you do that? She’s just a little girl!’

Footage showed a chaotic scene as a swarm of officers fought a group of people outside an apartment building on W136 Street in Harlem.

Bystanders could be heard screaming loudly as officers arrested James and a scuffle broke out between them.

A skinny woman wearing a skirt, later identified as Crum, then ran into the chaos and began talking to James.

She then got into an altercation with Officer Kinsey, who attempted to force her out of the crowd by jabbing her head with his arm.

But she slapped Kinsey on the arm, and he responded by punching her square in the face — so hard that she flew off her feet and landed on her back on the sidewalk.

Kinsey and another officer then calmly helped the woman to her feet, then handcuffed her and led her away without a word and a blank expression on her face

Kinsey and another officer then calmly helped the woman to her feet, then handcuffed her and led her away without a word and a blank expression on her face

Office Kinsey (left) is seen handcuffing the woman he punched in the face and then carrying her away

The woman Kinsey slapped in the face was tied up and carried away

Office Kinsey (left) is seen handcuffing the woman (right) whom he punched in the face and then carries her away

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is calling for calm and awaiting the inquest into the hit

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the public to remain calm until an investigation is complete.

He said: “There’s a lot of madness going on. This is not just a theatrical performance.

“It’s a real danger. This person was wanted for murder. This person had a loaded gun.’

It was unclear if she hit her head on the pavement, but she was dazed to see and held her face with both hands as people in the crowd shouted.

One yelled, “Why did you do that! She’s just a little girl!’ You’re wild, brother!’ while others swarmed around the officers.

Kinsey and another police officer then calmly helped the woman to her feet, handcuffed her, and led her away without a word and a blank expression on her face.

Activists and Crum’s family condemned the shocking video and questioned Kinsey’s actions.

Rev. Stephen Marshall said, “The question for the NYPD is when beating someone unconscious became a crowd control tactic.”

Her grandmother Julia added: “He beat her cold. He’s no better than the people who knock people out in the street…

“He should never have laid hands on her or any other woman. He’s wrong. He’s wrong. He’s wrong.’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the public to remain calm until an investigation is complete.

He said: “There’s a lot of madness going on. This is not just a theatrical performance.

“It’s a real danger. This person was wanted for murder. This person had a loaded gun.’

James was arrested on the spot after being wanted in connection with an August 12 murder.

The NYPD told DailyMail.com he was found with a loaded firearm and a large quantity of controlled substances.

Officer Kendo D. Kinsey was filmed slapping a woman in the face so hard that she was thrown off her feet and landed on her back on a Harlem sidewalk

Officer Kendo D. Kinsey was filmed slapping a woman in the face so hard that she was thrown off her feet and landed on her back on a Harlem sidewalk

Police said Crum and Faith Harrell, 27, were also arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

Meanwhile, a third 26-year-old woman, whose name was not released, received a court summons for spitting on an officer.

An NYPD source told the Daily News: “This guy was carrying a loaded gun. If she had managed to avoid the arrest, he could have drawn the gun and injured someone.”

Another added: “A lot of people see cops fighting and wrestling with people. But they need to understand that hitting someone is also an acceptable action.

Kinsey began his service with the NYPD as a police officer in 2005. He became a detective specialist in 2021 and serves in the 32nd Precinct.

Kinsey told the Daily Beast he was “very aware” of the footage but declined to comment further.

In a 2017 NYPD recruiting video, Kinsey spoke about how honored he was to be in the same district where the city’s first black officer, Samuel Battle, served in 1911.

He said: “When I decided to be a police officer, I thought I wanted to be a great African American police officer so I could make a difference in my community.

“Samuel Battle was the first black neighborhood coordinator for District 32.

“Because he was there for the people, the people loved him, he loved the people, he was there to fight for the people. As a corporal in Harlem, I’m here too.’

Kinsey has also served as neighborhood coordinator in District 32, a position Battle once held.

Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said, “Criminals in New York have become accustomed to the fact that there are no consequences for their dangerous, illegal actions — but if you attack a New York detective, the arrest of one with one.” armed man to disturb weapon there are effects.

“As the DEA investigates a possible civil lawsuit on behalf of our dedicated member against the woman who assaulted him, we urge politicians to open their eyes to the public safety disaster they are creating.

He also told Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist, who said, “As for Al Sharpton’s insane comments, he should be concerned about the thousands of actual crime victims in this city and not the limelight and the wealth of his pockets.”

DiGiacomo added to DailyMail.com: “They (Sharpton) said they were going to file a civil suit. We will try to file a civil suit against the woman as well.”

He defended the detective’s actions as needed against a woman who clearly resisted arrest: “This person (James) was in possession of a loaded, illegal firearm and his interference with this arrest could have cost the police officers as well as other innocent people to her.” Live because they had to turn their attention from the armed suspect to her.’

The NYPD said an investigation had been launched but declined to comment further on the video.

As of Wednesday, the NYPD had not disciplined Kinsey, according to The New York Post.

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