Drug Arrest Draws Large Crowd
Police sources say that Dearius Brevard, 21, of 82-01 Beach Channel Drive, was stopped by Police Officer Mitchell in front of 87-09 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at about 1:45 p.m. on December 3.
He allegedly pushed Mitchell, who was attempting to arrest him for drug possession and fled toward the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center.
The police officer chasing him put in an urgent call for assistance and patrol cars from both the 100 and 101 Precincts responded.
The officer said that he saw the suspect tossing objects from his coat pocket.
A crowd gathered at the spectacle of a cop chasing a man and patrol cars screaming to a stop. They told The Wave that the police response was "over the top."
In addition, the objects that he threw from his coat as he ran turned out to contain drugs as well.
Brevard was arraigned on December 4 on charges of resisting arrest and criminal possession of marijuana.