Police officers attacked in wild Brooklyn brawl while trying to nab man for drinking in public

Two Brooklyn cops were attacked when they approached a man drinking on a Brooklyn sidewalk, sparking a wild street brawl, stunning surveillance video obtained by the Daily News shows.

The two officers were touring the neighborhood when they spotted Bryan Williams drinking near his home on Vernon Ave. near Lewis Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant street about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

As the cops approached, Williams, 29, shown in the video wearing a multi-colored coat, sprinted away. When the cops grabbed him, he took a wild swing at one of the officers, sparking a fight, the video shows.

The cops were trying to handcuff Williams when Darnell Brown, wearing a blue hat and blue coat, jumped into the melee from behind and punched both officers. Brown, 37, seemed to connect at least twice before running away, the video shows.

During the struggle, the two men swiped an NYPD-issued cellphone from one of the cops, a department spokeswoman said.

Police charged Williams with robbery, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, and was given a violation for drinking in public. A judge ordered him released without bail at his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Wednesday.

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Location: Brooklyn