An aide to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's office has been arrested for obstructing police officers who were attempting to place handcuffs on an emotionally disturbed individual.
Five Omar Mualimm-ak, 40, was arrested on Tuesday after interfering with NYPD officers who were dealing with an emotionally disturbed 42-year old man.
Mualimm-ak, along with fellow activist Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, 74, saw the interaction between the man and NYPD officers and decided to begin filming.
The interaction quickly became tense and both Mualimm-ak and Hayden were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a government official, among other charges. Hayden was also charged with resisting arrest.
Mualimm-ak has been an advisor to Mayor de Blasio's office on police and corrections issues.
Watch the VIDEO below to see the interaction for yourself.
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