Video Shows Uniformed NYPD Officers Dirty Dancing At West Indian Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s raunchy, racy and now under investigation.

It’s just the latest headache coming out of the recent West Indian Day Parade. NYPD officers were caught on camera grinding and gyrating with half-naked women in full uniform.  Were they out of line?

Some fully clothed folks were getting down and dirty as well.  In fact, their outfits — or uniforms, rather — stick out like a sore thumbs.

“I think that is totally wrong. They should’ve been standing by observing. There could’ve been a fight, anything,” Dahlia Clarke told CBS 2’s Emily Smith.

The video shows some of the women approaching the officers — seemingly encouraging them to dance — with the crowd cheering them on.

The NYPD sent CBS 2 a statement saying it ”is investigating” the incident, which took place during the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn — a parade known for its wild costumes and uninhibited dancing.

Some folks may find the dirty dancing in the video graphic, as little is left to the imagination.

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  1. Joe L says:

    Unfortunately most people in today’s society will view this behavior as humorous. But the truth is that the Officers’ actions during this parade were ignorant and irresponsible. It is a testament to the hiring practices and to the poor training of today’s NYPD. An officer’s function at an event such as this is to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators, not to interact with the participants.

  2. Robert Senn says:

    why werent the women arrested for lewed behaveior for shaking there big fat butts close the parade down ny is not a cat house

  3. Johnny Handsome says:

    It’s nice to see the cops acting like humans for once instead of the Jack-Booted thugs we all know them to be.

  4. Lisa says:

    People, what exactly is the problem? Good for the Police Officers and the people that they are actually GETTING ALONG and sharing in the fun. Doing an impromptu dance is not going to send the neighborhood into gang war. Get off the stupidity wagon peope and focus on real issues and problems. WAIT! IS IT BETTER FOR THE POLICE AND THE PEOPLE TO NOT GET ALONG?? IS THAT THE BIG DEAL???????!!! Geez, grow up.

  5. Surfin Bird says:

    the officers need to be fired. They are promoting sexual harrasment

    1. theroxet says:

      they are not promoting sexual harrasment the girls came up to them encouriging them

  6. Kazoo says:

    What is the big deal? The cops are having fun with the community. They get beat up when they don’t interact and they get beat up when they do. The media once again is blowing something so menial up into a big thing. just report the news , STOP trying to create it!!!!!

  7. BIAM says:

    “A M E R I C A: THE ‘SPINELESS LAND OF POLITICALLY-CORRECT –
    FEARFUL LOST SHEEPS ! ! ! ‘ ”

    “CHEERS FOR ‘STOP & FRISKING’ –
    SERVING ‘IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MOMENT'”

    “THEY WERE JUST RESPECTING THE WISHES/DEMANDS OF THE
    COMMUNITY THAT THEY WERE HIRED TO SERVE.”

    *WRITE IT OFF, AS CHARITABLE GIVING.”

    “THEY SHOULD BE REWARDED, NOT CRUCIFIED ! ! !”

    THESE COPS ARE SERVANTS OF THE COMMUNITY. AND, THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE DOING – PROVIDING COMMUNITY SERVICE

    THEY SHOULD BE REWARDED, NOT CRUCIFIED! ! !

    IT’S SAD, THAT AMERICA HAS COME TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL OF EXISTENCE – THAT WE “FORGET & ‘F E A R TO LIVE, LOVE & HAVE FUN.'” I GUESS, THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON ! ! !:

    – COPS CAN, UNQUESTIONABLY, KEEP THEIR JOBS – WHEN THEY
    UNJUSTIFIABLY, SHOOT UNARMED CHILDREN//MEN/WOMEN; OR
    ARE CROOKED/DIRTY COPS; “ON-THE-TAKE.”

    – BUT, THEY GET “C R U C I FI E D” WHEN THEY, JUSTFIABLY, DO
    SERVE THE COMMUNITIES: BY SHOWING “H U M A N C Y”. . . LOVE &
    FUN, IN THE MIST OF THE MOMENT, DURING A MOMENTUM
    OCCASSION; IN WHICH THEY WERE, INVOLUNTARILY, DRAWN
    INTO, & THEN REPECTFULLY RESPONDED.

    *WHEN THEY SHOULD BE ‘CRUCIFIED/FIRED,” THEY AREN’T. AND, WHEN THEY SHOULDN’T BE, THEY ARE. THAT’S WHY WE ARE NO LONGER “THE LAND OF THE FREE & BRAVE”; INSTEAD, WE ARE THE
    “SPINELESS NATION OF POLITICALLY-CORRECT FEARFUL LOST SHEEPS ! ! !”

    “A M E R I C A: THE ‘BIG JOKER.”

  8. Joe Schmo says:

    The pigs….ahhhem….police were being distracted by this (as well as Mr. “Councilman” Dreadlox’ security zone breach) so their fellow people could run rampant with guns a blazin’ as usual.

  9. Englishman says:

    I see nothing wrong with it , The guy is having some fun that is why everyone is there to have a day of fun. Come on you wet rags out there have a sense of humor. There is an old saying misery love company or get a life.

  10. tookie says:

    unprofessional- yess- but a crime-nooo- ever go to the parade? you gotta dance-and please leave the RACE caed out of this- dam people-LIGHTEN UP

  11. Jane says:

    Are you SERIOUS?? If these policemen get suspended or disciplined in ANY way its WRONG!!! The “scantily-clad” women were in their native costume!!! Come on people. Don’t we have anything better to be upset about??

  12. Joe Smith says:

    If they get fired. At least they could use their talent’s (and uniform) elsewhere (like women’s birthday parties and Bachelorette parties).

  13. R. Kelly says:

    I don’t see nothin’ wrong.
    With a little Bump and Grind.

  14. J says:

    I can tell you as sure as there’s a sun and a moon; he doesn’t seem to be a racist, lol!

  15. mj says:

    i m the LAST person to EVER support the police but… give these guys a break. apparently they are among the FEW humans left on the nypd . this is ridiculos . do you like t better when they are beating and shooting unarmed citizens ?

  16. John V. says:

    Unbelievable. I’m embarassed for the NYPD. The officers in the video should be diciplined if not terminated all together. Horrible judgement and obviously lax hiring standards. Arent there supposed to be patrol supervisors around ?

  17. iggy says:

    the cops DANCED at a parade that evreyone was dancing to the beat. they just showed they were human. now if they went back 2 more times THEN it would have been accepted.

  18. Rodin says:

    “in this video” faulty link leads to Shocking Videos Show Bloody Aftermath Of Dazed Man Falling Onto Subway Tracks not to dancing cops.

  19. All Ray Kelly's fault says:

    The police commissioner is to blame here for hiring these idiots to be cops.

    Under Kelly’s watch, he allowed the nypd to hire rapists, robbers, liars, fat butt cops, midget cops, old cops, clueless dumb cops, and even a cop with, swear to god, the word jihaad tattooed on his arm!

    This is today’s nypd…disgraceful!

  20. Carol says:

    Shame on you for such a judgmental and racial comment. You are probably caught up in your redneck world to appreciate other cultures. Do you have any comments about the women on the playboy channel??

  21. pete D says:

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  22. Look in the mirror 2 says:

    JEFF, I SAY YOU AND YOUR BUDDY ABOVE YOU SHOULD GO TOGETHER, SOON !

  23. Look in the mirror says:

    WHEN YOU ARE AN ANGRY AND BITTER PERSON, IT BECOMES A DAMPER ON YOU ENJOYING YOUR LIFE ! GET HELP !

  24. Cops Got to Go says:

    This is what happens when you let white trash from Long Island join a city police force who have no clue in the world what the city is like. This is wrong in so many ways. I think the comments expressed by Elaine from Forest Hills were right on the money.

    1. brown boots says:

      @ cops got go, Not for nothing its funny that you mentioned that. The police in the video is a white guy, in the position of doggy style. And boy do they love that. Oh, not that I have experience.

    2. latino says:

      They were latino cops you fool,look carefully

  25. Taniq says:

    Who are they hiring these days to be cops?

    This is a disgrace. I am speechless. Mayor or the police chief or the internal affair cops should look into this and fire those morons asap. Imagine those cops bust some big criminal and then go to court and the defense brings up the video of them acting like jerks… there goes the case and the bad guys go free.

  26. jagdish says:

    Don’t tease and arouse a man with a gun on a hot summer day. This should not be a question for anyone.

    1. hot heather says:

      Jagdish, Oh my goodness please forgive me. You have given me a whole new meaning to arousal when I read your comment. Thank you I’m smokin a cigarette now….yes yes yes

  27. The Facts says:

    Unprofessional conduct.

    1. Daphne says:

      EXACTLY ! It was not illiegal or lewd. Just un-professional !

  28. Slim Pickens says:

    Was that a pistol in his pocket? Or was he just glad to see her?

  29. kids in uniform says:

    There has to be line drawn between whats considered being profession and what’s permissable when “bonding” with the public. Personally I feel this behavior was embarassing to the uniform. It is also quite apparent that these were young, immature, and most likely inexperienced officers.

  30. sk says:

    its very inaproporaite for cops to act in this manner! when you see cops do things low it brings down the morality and respect of the NYPD! BUT it appears like the dancers were pushing it more and then they can always claim the cops sexually asaulted them! so everyoen is looking for trouble!

  31. Kenneth Moreno says:

    Not seeing what the problem is here.

  32. Twang says:

    His first words will be,”Do I get to keep my pension”?

    1. Kelly says:

      @ Twang, what’s your point ? If you put your life in harms way everyday/for X amount of years for the general public and did not involve yourself in anything illegal and perhaps was in jeopardy of termination, WOULDN’T YOU BE CONCERNED FOR THE PROVIDING OF YOUR FAMILY ? Don’t be ridiculous, that’s what diligent people like myself and others have to look forward to. Day to day salary barely cuts it but still willing work and anxiously look forward to our retirement. EVIDENTLY, TWANG YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THEM.

  33. jose maricone says:

    At least the cops where there to Serve and Protect and
    not sticking their Pole into some Hole again

  34. Janice King says:

    Cops used to arrest people for this kind of lewd public behavior. Now they are participating in it?!!

    For those who are saying the cops are just being friendly and getting into the spirit of the moment… there is such thing as being TOO friendly. Under your line of thinking if someone offered them some booze at Octoberfest that it would be OK for them to drink it while on duty.

    1. Kelly says:

      @ Janice, just to correct your ignorance…there is a such behavior as being TOO friendly. That was not the case, the officers’ were on parade duty and during the course of the parade one or so performers approached to “dance”. It was harmless and nothing “I” see deems as lewd or too friendly. I say to you, come from in front of your monitor and focus on your own relationship and perhaps stop assuming things out of context. Have a blessed day !

      1. Summer Bun says:

        Who are YOU to call anyone ignorant! Maybe you didn’t see the headlines for this parade saying it was the deadliest weekend in NY and I believe 39 people were killed!

        Perhaps the cops should have better served the public making it safe and not dancing… BUT to play devil’s advocate, I would prefer they have harmless fun and not out there shooting and killing innocent people.

    2. Kelly says:

      @ summer bun, apparently you were too busy sunning your buns. To define you as ignorant is to say you lack the knowledge of what happened here or just in life, period ! This cop was on his appointed location and was an armed spectator. I doubt anyone with a brain would enjoy themselves at any parade but within professional means. Yes, several were shot during this weekend…it was not where he was. I say in the event you need police assistance in the near future, do them a favor..don’t call on them. THEY ARE BAD PEOPLE….right?

  35. GEneral says:

    Maybe the women ought to not shake themselves at them. Come on people, the cops didn’t start this nonsense. It’s from the vulgar behavior of the women in this parade. The only cop that did anything which violates the uniform is grabbing a hold of the young woman gyrating against him.

  36. Linda says:

    Good grief, some people really need to lighten up and get a life. How friggin bored they must be to complain about EVERYTHING. Stop it already, the cops did nothing wrong and by keeping a good joking attitude probably averted a hostile environment.

    1. Kelly says:

      @ linda….EXACTLY, there is so much more important issues to rant and dwell on but for what ? It won’t change anything, life is too short. I say if you’re in uniform or not enjoy your life to the fullest, bless everyday as your last and for God sake stop worrying friviously about others and count your blessings. It could have been that officers’ last day alive but he did his job and enjoyed himself.

  37. Frank D says:

    This guy is fired no matter what anyone thinks.

    Poor bast*rd.

    1. People get a life says:

      Was not fired or suspended as of today.And should not be.

  38. danny says:

    So, if the police stand there like robots, someone will say they are heartless people who do not try to embrace the community. When they embrace the community, they are sick and disgusting. You will never be happy in life, you miserable sob’s.

    1. Humpty (I like my oatmeal lumpy) says:

      Exactly danny! The cops should feel free to hump the leg of any passersby at will!

  39. Nina says:

    People please, I think you really need to chill. I was there and sometimes the ladies went to the cops just playing with them. Had the cops not replied in a friendly way u guys would be complaining they are mean. Now they actually participate and u complain again what do u want?!!! When they are wrong like raping someone they should be corrected but that doesnt mean they cant be friendly? So if a kid comes to meet them for a pic or to shake their hands now they must say no because they do not want to be called pedophiles? This seems very innocent to me.

    1. Vik says:

      Exactly — why isn’t mention being made of the instigating, bare A$$ beaches going up to the police, obviously showing no respect. Take that Kelly and anybody else here bashing the police!!!!

  40. Teddy De says:

    Maybe just Maybe he was giving her the Heimlich Maneuver she swallow a feather or something

  41. SUE says:

    THIS IS VERY UNBECOMING TO ANY MAN IN UNIFORM

  42. Ray Kelly ruined NYPD! says:

    As I always say, if you dig to the bottom of the barrel by lowering hiring standards, this is what you should expect. Enjoy the downhill slide NYPD, you are hiring garbage and the city will pay dearly for it. Dirty Dancing today, drunken and gunpoint rapists tomorrow. Where were their bosses during this disgusting display? They should be answering for this as well as the Dirty Dancing Cops.When you lay down with the beast, you become one.

    1. Forget the college credits says:

      The problem in hiring is they are hiring book smart college people with no street smarts.A high school diploma should be good enough and you will get more street smart people.

  43. Kelly says:

    Elaine is right. Get rid of these clowns now. Are there any decent cops left?

  44. Dan says:

    It looks like in the video everyone was just having a bit of fun. The atmosphere is clearly one of good spirits and partying. I don’t see the problem. Just because they are cops they are not allowed to have fun at all?

  45. Elaine Q of Forest Hills says:

    Are you kidding me? This is today’s NYPD ?!? And you have the f*ing the nerve to say cops were just having fun? Cops raping drunk women, cops raping women at gunpoint in alley… these are our COPS! How can they act in such a lewd manner gyrating their groins on a lady’s buttock and doing those sexual innuendo actions while in uniform. I say get rid of them now before they become more of problem in the future. Absolutely embarrassing and makes me really wonder who they are hiring these days to protect us against crime and terrorists? F*ing clowns!!!

    1. King of Forest Hills says:

      Beats eating doughnuts.

    2. LaShawnda says:

      Completely right on sister! Thank you for being the voice of reason here.

    3. Carol says:

      I don’t think you could compare this situation to raping drunk women or raping women at gunpoint. I think you’re going really extreme there. The cops behavior here was clearly inappropriate but not criminal.

  46. Marlena Haley de Luca says:

    I agree with Ray…I worked for a Police Dept. at one time and this is totally inappropriate behavior for someone who is supposed to set an example for others.

  47. Susan says:

    ewwww GROSS These men need to get tested

  48. Real NYer says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with the cops having a little fun at least they were not out there throwing innocent people on the ground placing them under arrest.

  49. Karamu Njendo says:

    Hey they were just getting in the spirit of the day. It’s good to see cops have some fun. I don;t think they should get in any trouble.

  50. Ray Kelly says:

    Guess who just joined the unemployment line…

    1. jimmy says:

      They should have been watching the crowd!

    2. Kildee Moolies says:

      Who? Maybe you? Boo-hoo!!!

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