Three city employees – a correction officer, a Department of Education employee and a civilian NYPD employee – were arrested after a tussle with a police officer in Manhattan early on Sunday morning, authorities say.
Officers tried to arrest the 28-year-old correction officer for having an open container of alcohol in Inwood about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police say, but the man refused to be cuffed.
As he struggled, the 30-year-old Department of Education employee jumped on the officer’s back and choked him with a chain necklace that was around his neck, police say.
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old NYPD employee tried to keep the officer from putting handcuffs on the correction officer.
All three were charged with obstructing governmental administration, police say. The DOE worker was also charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.