NYPD Officer Accused Of Choking Subway Employee (Video)

| by Michael Allen
Officer Mirjan LoljaOfficer Mirjan Lolja

A New York Police Department officer, who allegedly assaulted a subway worker in the Bronx, turned himself in last night.

Officer Mirjan Lolja put a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker into a bear hug, threw her on the floor and choked her at about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, says the NYPD.

A video (below) of Lolja leaving the subway was recently released to the public. When Officer Lolja saw it, he turned himself into the police.

“I’m totally outraged,” Joe Costales, chairman of Transport Workers Union Local 100, told the New York Daily News. “We’re not safe with members of the public, and now we’re not safe from the police.”

The NYPD says the employee cursed at Lolja when he asked about the next train's arrival time. Lolja allegedly demanded her ID and tried to take a picture of her with his cellphone, but she grabbed the phone, which led to a struggle, reported CBS New York.

The employee suffered minor head, neck and back injuries. NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

Sources: New York Daily News, CBS New York.
Image Credit: New York Daily News Screenshot