Friday, July 11, 2014

McCarren Park Pool Assault As Teen Attacks Park Police


By Geoffrey Croft

An out-of-control teen denied access to McCarren Park Pool was arrested this afternoon after he attacked several Park Enforcement Patrol officers, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Julio Camilo, 17 attempted to gain entry into the pool at approximately 1:00 pm.  according to a  law enforcement source. 

"He was recognized as one of the troublemakers from the day before and told he couldn't get in," said a PEP officer at the scene.

When Parks Department workers tried to stop him at the front gate he ran past them and entered the locker room. A few seconds later he emerged on the pool deck fully clothed and began yelling and cursing.

PEP officers approached the teen. They attempted to calm him down and asked him to leave.  He refused.  As they moved in Camilo resisted and punched one of the officers in the face. 

He refused to be hand cuffed and three officers wound up wrestling with him on the pool deck floor.

The NYPD assisted in crowd control preventing his friends - who were cursing and threatening the officers - from joining in.
One PEP officer sustained a chipped tooth and another a possible broken wrist.  They are currently being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital.

Julio Camilo was brought to the 94 Pct.  

He is being charged with Assault On A Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. 

"Every day we have to deal with disorderly people here. Many times they don't get reported because it becomes routine," said an officer. 

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