The woman who got decked by an NYPD detective during a weak in Harlem shoved and slapped the cop before he slugged her in the face, according to a compilation of bodycam recordings released by the department Thursday.
The first clip, which was shot from the side and lasts just 19 seconds, shows Tamani Crum, 19, scuffing with uniformed Detective Kendo Kinsey before he knocks her to the sidewalk with a devastating blow during the controversial incident in Harlem Tuesday afternoon.
The second clip, which appears to come from Kinsey’s camera and lasts 60 seconds, shows him approaching the scene on West 136th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard where the NYPD said cops were arresting Elvin James, 22, on an attempted murder charge around 4:45 pm
As cops surrounded the handcuffed suspect, Crum hit up, shouting, “What’s the problem?,” according to the video.
Kinsey attempted to grab Crum’s left arm but she pulled free, after which he grabbed her again and yanked her away, the video shows.
“Don’t f–king touch me!” Crum screamed while shoving Kinsey with her right hand.
Kinsey then shoved Crum back by pushing against her throat with the crook of his hand, prompting her to slap the cop.
“Get off me!” she said.
Kinsey responded with what appears to be a right cross that felt Crum flying backward — to the astonishment of several bystanders who said, “Oh!”
In a statement accompanying the video compilation posted on YouTube, the NYPD the incident took place while cops from the 32nd Precinct were arresting someone who “was carrying in his waistband an illegal, loaded semiautomatic Polymer 80 handgun, known as a ‘ghost gun. ‘”
“During this encounter, the female acquaintance of this individual began to interfere with the arrest, including striking a detective,” the NYPD said.
“The detective fended off that interference and struck the woman with an open hand.”
The NYPD added: “This incident, including the conduct of the detective who used force, is under ongoing review by our Internal Affairs Bureau’s Force Group. All police body-worn camera footage, as well as other video surveillance from the area and witness statements, are being gathered and reviewed.”
The attempted murder allegation against James is under investigation and he was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest, according to court records.
James was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with a bottle of 20 oxycodone pills allegedly found in a pocket of his pants, according to court records.
Crum was charged with second-degree obstructing criminal administration, as was another woman, Faith Harrell, 27, who’s also charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest in an alleged attack on two other cops, Sgt. Pablo Taveras and Officer Ryan Maldonado.
All three pleaded not guilty at their arraignments Wednesday night, with bail for James set at $300,000, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
DA Alvin Bragg’s Police Accountability Unit is also reviewing the incident, according to a spokesperson.
Crum was released without bail and Harrell was put on supervised release, the DA’s Office said.
Their defense lawyers did not immediately return requests for comment, and information about a third woman, who the NYPD said is 26 and was issued a summons for allegedly spitting at a cop, was not immediately available.
On Wednesday, when cellphone video of the incident surfaced, the New York City chapter of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network said Kinsey had “brazenly punched an unarmed woman to the ground.”
The organization cited public records showing Kinsey had at least two civilian complaints against him substantiated, out of six that were filed since 2011.
Meanwhile, the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association threatened a civil suit against Crum.
“When you assault a New York City Detective in order to interfere with an arrest of a man armed with a gun there are repercussions,” the union said.