The NYPD identified three Manhattan residents in connection with the violent demonstrations in Times Square on Friday night and across the country following the death of Tyre Nichols.
According to NYPD, a Hispanic man identified as Argenis Rivera, 33, was charged with criminal mischief after climbing into a police cruiser and smashing a windshield with his foot.
Candy Nicole, 25, was charged with assault, hate crime assault, and two counts of obstruction of governmental administration for punching one police officer in the nose and another in the head during protests.
Meanwhile, Katherine Stone, 34, received a desk appearance ticket for engaging in criminal mischief and possessing graffiti tools after vandalizing an NYPD car.
The three people were handcuffed at Crossroads of the World after violence escalated amid demonstrations over Nichols’ death at the hands of police in Memphis, Tennessee, New York Post reported.
Just as happened in major cities across the country, New York City was not exempt from the outrage caused by the 29-year-old’s death, with Times Square as one of the rallying points in the Big Apple.
Nichols’ death came earlier this month after Memphis police stopped him. Five officers were involved in the traffic stop that ended Nichols’ life, being charged with murder Thursday.
The death of Nichols, who served as a Fed Ex driver, has also drawn backlash from officials across the country, including President Joe Biden.
“Like many, I was outraged and deeply pained after watching the horrific video of the beating that ended in death,” the president said Friday.