Bodycam video shows Newburgh city councilman Shakur threaten officer

Newburgh city police unions on Friday accused City Councilman-at-Large Omari Shakur of making threats and using “abusive” vulgar language toward a police detective and another officer during an incident Tuesday.

The Police Superior Officers Association, a union for high-ranking Newburgh officers, said in a statement that Shakur told a detective, “I’m your (expletive) boss,” and threatened to run over another uniformed officer, telling him to “pull your gun out (expletive) ’cause I’m getting ready to go at you.”

Shakur, elected to his council position in November, did not respond Friday to multiple phone calls from the Times Herald-Record requesting comment.

Efforts to reach city police Chief Doug Solomon were unsuccessful Friday.

A Newburgh city police detective was driving on Carpenter when he saw a vehicle parked in the roadway in the opposite lane of traffic, Rivera said.

The officer blew his car horn to try to get the driver to move into one of the several open parking spots in the area, Rivera said.

When the car didn’t move, the detective exited his vehicle and approached the driver, who was Shakur, Rivera said.

That’s when the altercation between Shakur and the police broke out, Rivera said.


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Location: Newburgh, NY