“I kept asking them to follow the law and put a mask on, and the officer declared that I was being ‘disruptive’ and grabbed me and shoved me (約) 60 feet over to the emergency exit and slammed me through it,” Gilbert said. “He yelled at me, ‘If you’re not going to ride the train you can leave!'”
Once on the other side of the barrier, Gilbert said, he asked the officers to identify themselves by name or badge number but they ignored him, resuming their previous posts.
“I didn’t attempt to go back into the station because I was headed to work and my office is at that station,” 彼は言った.
The video begins with the officers pushing the man toward the exit door, and it is not clear what preceded it.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
, which runs the city’s subway system
, requires masks be worn on trains and in indoor stations
. Those who refuse to wear a mask could get a
$ 50 罰金.
“If you’re in the subway, we’re telling everyone in the subway you’ve got to wear a mask — that includes police officers. 限目,” de Blasio said Wednesday.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said the officers were patrol officers
, not transit officers
, and he called their behavior
“There’s discipline imposed, and we expect that discipline to be meted out. There’s no excuse for what I saw in that video — we’re better than that,” Shea said at a news conference. Asked what the discipline would be, he said the NYPD would “handle that as it goes.”
“Nobody’s getting fired over this incident, nobody’s getting suspended over this incident — しかし同時に, I’m not in any way, shape or form attempting to downplay that,” 彼は続けた. “I think we’re better than that, I think the public deserves better than that, そして, 率直に言って, I know the men and women every day are better than that. But that’s inexcusable.”
The head of the MTA said Wednesday he was “動揺” by what he saw in the video.
“We’re trying to bring riders back to the system
,” acting CEO Janno Lieber said in a news conference
. “I don’t want to see them being pushed out of the system by people who are not complying with the rules that the federal government sets
. いい加減にして, enough.