Video: Loud music sparks melee with NYPD cops in East Harlem


Loud music on a street in East Harlem sparked a wild melee on video in which a cop was punched and spat at, police said Wednesday.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Madison Ave. near E. 105th St.

Police say when officers approached Felicia Davis, 32, over loud music coming from a loudspeaker, she fled.

When she returned soon after and attempted to retrieve the speakerphone, cops asked her for her identity, which she refused, police said.

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As officers attempted to arrest her, another woman, Kimberly Rivera, 33, and a man wearing a red hoodie intervened, video showed.

Rivera allegedly spat in the face of an officer and threw several punches. The man in the hooded sucker punched an officer before fleeing, the video shows.

The man in the hoodie is still wanted.

Davis and Rivera were charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.

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It wasn’t immediately clear if Davis and Rivera, who live in the same building next door, know each other.


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