BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again as officers interrupted a crowded funeral to crack down on social distancing violators.
Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan through Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood Thursday as it carried the body of a deceased rabbi.
The officers can be heard shouting at dozens of people marching behind the van to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk.
A police spokeswoman said a 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after he pushed a police official. He was cited for disorderly conduct.