Brooklyn Man Arrested for Scrapping with Cops on Christopher Street

By Tom Liddy on September 4, 2011 9:47am | Updated on September 4, 2011 9:50am

Cops say the man in this surveillance image is William Green, 30, of Brooklyn, who allegedly scuffled with cops in front of 114 Christopher St. on July 24, 2011 after he was questioned for public urination.
Cops say the man in this surveillance image is William Green, 30, of Brooklyn, who allegedly scuffled with cops in front of 114 Christopher St. on July 24, 2011 after he was questioned for public urination.
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MANHATTAN — A Brooklyn man was nabbed for scuffling with a pair of cops on a West Village street — twice breaking free and darting into the night after he was questioned for public urination, police said.

William Green, 30, of Brooklyn, was hit with assault and resisting arrest charges for the alleged incident, which was caught on tape, in the wee hours of July 24.

On surveillance video, the suspect can be seen looking around before adjusting his pants in front of 114 Christopher St., near Bedford Street.

Moments later, cops in plain clothes approach, but Green bolts into the middle of the street, according to the tape.  

The officers catch up to him and wrestle with him on the ground, but ultimately, he breaks free.

One of the cops, a sergeant, suffered pain and swelling to his face and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital.

Green was picked up Saturday. 

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