Skip to comments.Cop Punched in Face at McCarren Park Pool, Another Sustains Wrist Injury: Police (Brooklyn)
Posted on 07/04/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by MindBender26
Days after an unruly crowd attacked lifeguards at Brooklyn's newly renovated McCarren Park pool, a police officer was punched in the face and another hurt his wrist in a confrontation with swimmers, authorities said.
Police said the officers, who were assigned to the pool, were injured Monday when trying to enforce the "No Dive" rule. A 20-year-old swimmer punched one of the officers in the side of the face. The second officer hurt his wrist while trying to handcuff the swimmer, police said.
Both officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Charges are pending against the 20-year-old suspect.
In a separate incident at the pool Monday, police say a 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested and charged with inciting to riot against an officer and disorderly conduct.
Both incidents happened at about 5:30 p.m. The pool remained open.
Authorities heightened security at the public Olympic-sized pool after swimmers attacked a lifeguard who told them not to do backflips into the water on Friday.
No arrests were made in that incident.
"Every day since opening, the pool has operated at full 1,500-person capacity throughout the day," said Michael Dockett, Assistant Commissioner of Urban Park Service. "Parks Enforcement Patrol is present at all large city pools, and visitors who repeatedly violate the rules lose their right to use them."
The pool had been used as concert site in Williamsburg before the $50 million renovation. The pool was first opened in 1936 by then-Parks Commissioner Robert Moses
“They” are the world’s greatest runners, but are absolutely horrendous swimmers. Maybe we should just let ‘em all drown, instead of attempting to maintain order?/s
Sounds like Brooklyn could use a couple more swimming pools.
Or a lot fewer a-holes out in public.
When I was a girl, we were allowed to dive, even backflips. Dang lawyers ...
Hard to know which side to root for here.
When I was a boy I never saw a cop at the pool.
Life Guards had unquestioned authority. If they blew their whistle and told you to stop what ever you were doing you stopped.
But that was 40 odd years ago.
Fine, let ‘em dive and see what happens. Just have a Darwin Award ready.
“Fine, let em dive and see what happens. Just have a Darwin Award ready.”
Then they sue “the city” and get rich for hurting themselves on city property. Sounds like a super idea all around.
What they need is a few Great Whites with empty stomachs.
Am I the only one who clicked on the article to find out why the 2nd cop punched his partner?
We have three pools in our neighborhood and all are staffed by teenage lifeguards. Each year brings a new set of problems. Way too many mothers are wanting to take babies in the big pool without appropriate diaper covers and we have had a large number of adults who insist on swimming in anything but swim attire. Eating is no longer allowed in the swimming area but in an adjoining picnic area, primarily because adults were not picking up their trash. It is the mothers and adults that we have problems with, not the kids.
lol on sharks
I know where they all come from now, since last week with SCJ Roberts.
A melanometric melee!
McCarren Pool is only 4 feet deep.
McCarren Pool is only 4 feet deep.
McCarren Pool isn’t in Williamsburg, it’s in Greenpoint.