August 14, 2014

De Blasio Advises New Yorkers: Submit to Arrest

Mayor de Blasio shared some important insight: If you're arrested, don't resist.

"When a police officer comes to that decision that it's time to arrest someone, that individual is obligated to submit to arrest," he said during a press conference in Harlem on Wednesday

"They will then have every opportunity for due process in our court system."

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton agrees. He recently told WNYC's Brian Lehrer that "the place to argue your case is in court, not in the middle of the street."

Police officers in Times Square were too busy checking their cell phones and posing for photos with tourists to be reached for comment.