NYPD officer suffers broken ankle during Brooklyn traffic stop: Police


CANARSIE, Brooklyn — A driver suspected of stealing a Jeep struck an officer with the car Wednesday, breaking the officer’s ankle, police said.

The officer was reported struck at approximately 6:20 p.m., police said. Officials said police were investigating illicit activity in Brooklyn when the officer pulled over a silver Jeep Cherokee near East 82nd Street and Farragut Road.

When the officer ran the vehicle’s license plates, they discovered that the vehicle was listed as stolen. And when the officer tried to stop the driver, the drive proceeded to drive away — striking the officer and breaking their ankle in the process.

The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said. The suspect has not been arrested.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

Five Coney Island NYCHA buildings without heat, hot water

18-year-old deli worker shot in the head

Brooklyn tenants on rent strike still waiting for repairs

Overnight explosion rocks Cypress Hills

Brooklyn home explosion leaves 6 hurt, dozens displaced

Brooklyn pizza business is born from pandemic

More Brooklyn


Police search for gunman in subway shooting

Columbia students mourn student who was stabbed and killed

Morningside stabbing spree: Columbia student killed, tourist wounded

Video: Men beat deliver worker with brick, tear his pants in Bronx robbery

Armed man outside UN arrested after standoff, lockdown

18-year-old deli worker shot in the head

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter