Sergeant Philip Wong pleaded guilty to both charges against him in court on Wednesday.
Wong’s first indictment began in 2019, when he and a group of police officers arrested three men and took them to the precincts near West 145th Street for processing.
Wong and two other police officers took a 48-year-old man to the cell, and when the policeman closed the cell door, the man kicked the door and began to spit while being handcuffed.
At that time, Wong pushed the two officers away, opened the door again, and hit the man in the face.
The man was taken to the hospital and treated for a cut on his right eye that required a seam.
The sergeant’s second breach occurred in April 2020 when a 35-year-old man was arrested at 96th Avenue and Broadway subway stations by police officers under his supervision.
When the policeman took the man out of the station, he began shouting obscene and anti-Asian slurs in Wong.
Wong then took him to the ground, with his hands cuffed behind him and kneeling on his back.
The man continued to mock until he shouted, “I can’t breathe!”
Wong said, “I don’t give (curse) whether I can breathe or not!” And he started beating the man next to his face.
Then he put his knees on the man’s back and bounced off him many times.
Wong pleaded guilty to both cases, was charged with three assaults, and attempted three assaults-both misdemeanors.
Judge Curtis Farber sentenced him to two years of probation and 70 hours of community service.
Anger management or counseling is determined by the trial period.
Wong is a 15-year veteran of the NYPD.
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Sergeant NYPD was sentenced to probation and social service after assaulting two handcuffed men
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