Cops Seize Brooklyn Playground — Again — For Private Parking Lot, Threaten to Arrest Reporter for Trespassing

Cops are again seizing a Brooklyn playground to park their private vehicles and squad cars, enraging locals and safe-street advocates who fought to have them booted from the neighborhood park earlier this year — and getting aggressive when challenged about their public space theft.

Police from the 88th Precinct began parking the cars they drive to work — many from outside the five boroughs — on the blacktop of Classon Playground in early June, during the nationwide protests that erupted after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Cops from the 88th Precinct have again seized space in Classon Playground for private car storage. Photo: Julianne Cuba Cops are again seizing a Brooklyn playground to park their private vehicles and squad cars, enraging locals and safe-street advocates who fought to have them booted from the neighborhood park […]

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