Several city and state officials joined Mr. Lander In criticizing the incident.
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, who represents the district where the arrest took place, called the strategy “a massive overstep.” Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said he was “deeply concerned,” and Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the arrest “totally unacceptable.”
At a news briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo described the video as “disturbing.”
“I’m surprised that, especially at this time, the N.Y.P.D. would take such an obnoxious action,” Mr. Cuomo said. “It was wholly insensitive to everything that has gone on.”
In a statement, Paul DiGiacomo, the president of the N.Y.P.D. Detectives’ Endowment Association, responded to the governor: “Detectives did what the government asked of them. What’s ‘obnoxious’ is the your unjustified criticism of those men and women who are holding this city together, and the only ones preventing its descent into lawlessness.”
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