The Brooklyn guy whose caught-on-digicam arrest went viral last month — primary to a cop’s arrest for allegedly utilizing an illegal chokehold — has been arrested himself, police stated.
Ricky Bellevue, 35, was arrested in close proximity to the 42nd Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx soon just before noon Tuesday just after he allegedly slashed a man’s deal with with a box cutter soon after making anti-gay statements, according to police.
Law enforcement claimed Bellevue cut the 27-12 months-aged sufferer when the two fought in excess of the man’s bag.
Cops explained they had been alerted and took Bellevue and the next suspect, a 28-calendar year-previous person who has not been recognized, into custody.
The victims ended up dealt with at the scene, police explained.
Very last month, Bellevue was caught on viral movie currently being put in an unlawful chokehold by NYPD Officer David Afanador for the duration of an arrest in the Rockaways.
Afandador, 39, was a single of 4 law enforcement officers witnessed on the 29-next clip pinning Bellevue to the ground through the June 21 Queens scuffle. Afanador is noticed on the video clip with his arm close to Bellevue’s neck when the other cops check out to handcuff him.
“Yo, halt choking him bro!” a bystander is heard expressing on the online video.
Afanador was suspended just hrs later right after what the office described as “a swift investigation by the Inside Affairs Bureau.” Four days later on, he was arrested and charged with tried strangulation and strangulation.
The cop was produced devoid of bail later on in the working day and is owing back again in court on Aug. 3.
Bellevue has a legal report that consists of prior assault and menacing charges, sources said.
Extra reporting by Larry Celona