Police search for suspect who allegedly grabbed a cop’s badge

May 15, 2013 Heather Chin
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A 43-year-old Red Hook man is wanted by the NYPD after attempted grand larceny after tearing “the shield off the shirt of a uniformed police officer” during the arrest of another individual in front of the Red Hook Houses on Saturday, May 11, said police.

It was around 4:40 p.m. on May 11 when officers responded to a report of several people fighting and resisting arrest in front of 79 Lorraine Street. The suspect, Arthur Lawyer, is said to have grabbed the officer’s shield as police took a woman into custody. Lawyer then fled on foot, although the badge was later recovered.

No injuries were reported.

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Lawyer stands around 6-feet-4-inches tall, weights 185 pounds, and has brown eyes and braided black hair.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.  All calls are strictly confidential.

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