New York City police: ‘I didn’t kill him’ as officers try to stop ‘catastrophic’ burglary at apartment
Police in New York have launched an internal investigation after they claim they were forced to arrest a suspect after an attempted burglary.
The New York Post reports that officers were called to an apartment on the 1000 block of West 41st Street in Brooklyn late on Wednesday after the tenant told them they had broken into the unit.
The tenant said that after breaking into the apartment, they stole items from the kitchen and used a key to unlock the door.
When officers arrived, the tenant allegedly attempted to flee the scene by climbing through a window.
The officers arrested the man on the balcony.
The man was later charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal damage to property.