(Video) Man arrested after dragging NYPD officer like ‘a rag doll’ on streets

Police confirm a man who grappled with two NYPD officers as they attempted to prevent him from obstructing traffic at a Brooklyn crossroads was taken into custody .

This was in connection with the altercation that was captured on video on Friday at Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue in South Midwood close to Brooklyn College. Zayan Shar was charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, according to the NYPD.

Police said that when the police attempted to arrest Shar, he refused their instructions to vacate the junction and initiated a struggle with them. The culprit can be seen tossing a police officer to the ground in the middle of the road in the incident footage.

Police said that the officer who was hit in the face and knocked to the ground also experienced swelling and bruises. The other policeman was unharmed.

The police seem to be apprehensive to use any kind of force while on the job. This is according to Joseph Giacalone, a former NYPD sergeant and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He told The Post that this is due to New York City rules.

Giacalone said, “I’ve seen a number of viral videos that show the same thing — NYPD cops trying to take a sole suspect into custody and can’t do it because of all the rules imposed against them,”

Giacalone said the police were fortunate.

He said, “It could have ended very badly for them. Forget about the embarrassed part, I’m talking dead. That kid could have done anything he wanted. He tossed that one cop like they were a rag doll.”