It seems more plausible that Delgado’s statement was taken from the police report and leaked to the Post. Which, considering cops’ previously-cited inclination to straight-up lie on police reports, might very well have been fabricated to deflect the provocative allegations.
I definitely called him an asshole, but I wasn’t the one with any power in the situation. I know I called him an asshole, a bad cop, a traffic cop, and said what he was doing was inhumane. I don’t believe you can uphold the law if you don’t believe women have equal rights. When an officer of the law threatens, beats, and oppresses a woman on the basis that she’s acting like a woman—that’s the problem. An utterance of profanity seems normal—at that point all a person has left is her voice. I was begging for help and not using the moment as a platform for antisemitism.
something about it seemed very wrong. The cop’s tone seemed really inappropriate and he kept saying things like, ‘Are you going to act like a woman?’ She tried to walk away, and then he grabbed her and pushed her against the wall outside the turnstile