(1857)

The Great New York Police Riot Happened Here

Manhattan: Civic Center/
City Hall Park

The New York State Legislature abolished the corrupt Municipal Police and installed a new Metropolitan Police force. Neither force recognized the other as the true police force, but when the Metropolitans attempted to serve Mayor Fernando Wood with an arrest warrant, an all-out brawl erupted, stopped only when the state militia intervened.

Posted March 9, 2014 by gstavrou

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