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NYPD: Brooklyn man arrested in assault on officers

December 19, 2014 Associated Press
A Brooklyn man was arrested Thursday in connection to last weekend's Brooklyn Bridge protests. AP photo

The New York Police Department says a 43-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with an assault on officers during a Brooklyn Bridge protest last weekend.

The man, Robert Murray, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in on Thursday. He faces charges including two counts of assault on a police officer.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says they will spare no expense in the probe, especially since officers have shown “extraordinary restraint” when dealing with demonstrators.

The NYPD released photos of seven suspects and offered a $25,000 reward for help finding them.

Amateur video shows suspects pushing, kicking and punching officers.

Thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday. It followed a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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