NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Faith and community leaders in Harlem held a press conference Friday to show their solidarity with members of the NYPD who were victims of surprise water attacks.
"These officers that were attacked this week, to me showed amazing restraint," said Rev. Ronald Sullivan. "That incident could have gone so left so quickly."
"We're trying to work together as a team," said Lehman Jake McGhee, community council president for the 28th District. "And when someone does wrong we have to speak on it. We can't bite our tongue because if the police department does something wrong, we're going to speak on that too."
So far, the NYPD has arrested one person involved in the water attacks. None of the officers sustained any serious injuries. Anyone with information about the incidents is being asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).