NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor won't pursue a disorderly conduct case against a postal carrier whose caught-on-camera arrest sparked outrage.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said Thursday that the charge against Glen Grays was dropped in the interest of justice.
An overwhelmed Grays thanked the bystander who filmed his March 17 arrest.
Officials say Grays was handcuffed after shouting at the driver of a car that sped past his parked postal truck.
That car was actually an unmarked police vehicle carrying three officers and a lieutenant in plainclothes.
Video shows them getting out of the car and aggressively confronting Grays, pushing him against a door.
The officers were transferred as internal affairs detectives investigate. The lieutenant has been stripped of his gun and badge.
Union spokesmen didn't immediately return messages.