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Fifth arrest made in assault on NYPD lieutenants during Brooklyn Bridge protest

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(PIX11) — Another demonstrator was arrested Thursday in connection with a melee during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge in which two NYPD lieutenants were assaulted by a group, police said Thursday.

The assault happened about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 during a protest decrying a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes when he was approached by a group of officers and soon after died in custody.

Jarrod Shanahan, 29, is the latest demonstrator to be arrested in the case. He faces charges of two counts of assault on an officer, and one count each of resisting arrest, riot, and obstructing governmental administration.

According to police, these men attacked two lieutenants who tried to arrest another protester. (Photo: NYPD)

According to police, these men attacked two lieutenants who tried to arrest another protester. (Photo: NYPD)

These arrests come after a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge protesting the grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner case.

The altercation was caught on camera. The footage showed a group of men and women grabbing, kicking and punching the plain-clothed lieutenants, who police said were trying to make an arrest and stop another protester from throwing a trash can off an elevated walkway.



Police released photos of seven people — four men and three women — whom they wanted to speak with about the attack.

So far, five of those seven people have been arrested.

Robert Murray, 43, was the first to be taken into custody on Dec. 18.

Zachary Campbell, 32, and Cindy Gorn, 29, were arrested on Dec. 20, and Maria Garcia, 36, was arrested the day before, police said.

All of the suspects are from Brooklyn.