NYPD cops run after hearse and arrest teen at Jewish funeral after de Blasio ...

NYPD cops arrested a teenage boy and were seen sprinting after a hearse at an Orthodox Jewish funeral in Brooklyn Thursday, two days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a 'zero tolerance' crack-down on gatherings.

The 17-year-old was pictured being pinned to the side of a vehicle by a police officer after chaos broke out between law enforcement and mourners at the funeral of Rabbi Cheskel Wagshel in Borough Park.  

Shocking footage also showed officers chasing after a hearse as they tried to disperse the crowds of people ignoring social distancing.

Screams and shouts can be heard in the videos, posted on social media, as officials faced came under renewed criticism for singling out the Jewish community.

Shocking footage showed officers chasing after a hearse in Brooklyn as they tried to disperse crowds of mourners Thursday

Shocking footage showed officers chasing after a hearse in Brooklyn as they tried to disperse crowds of mourners Thursday

NYPD cops arrested a teenage boy at the Orthodox Jewish funeral in Brooklyn Thursday. The 17-year-old was pictured being pinned to the side of a vehicle by a police officer

NYPD cops arrested a teenage boy at the Orthodox Jewish funeral in Brooklyn Thursday. The 17-year-old was pictured being pinned to the side of a vehicle by a police officer

Chaos broke out between law enforcement and mourners at the Orthodox Jewish funeral of Rabbi Cheskel Wagshel in Borough Park

Chaos broke out between law enforcement and mourners at the Orthodox Jewish funeral of Rabbi Cheskel Wagshel in Borough Park

De Blasio was forced to apologize this week after he personally traveled to break up a funeral in Williamsburg Tuesday and launched a tirade on Twitter targeting Hasidic Jews.  

Tensions mounted further in the streets of the Big Apple Thursday when officers arrived at the funeral at about 4pm.  

Around 100 mourners ignored social distancing rules to gather outside the home of the rabbi, Daily News reported.  

The rabbi's teenage grandson crossed a police line and pushed an officer, the NYPD told Daily News.

NYPD cops arrested a teenage boy and were seen sprinting after a hearse at the funeral, two days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a 'zero tolerance' crack-down on the community's gatherings

NYPD cops arrested a teenage boy and were seen sprinting after a hearse at the funeral, two days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a 'zero tolerance' crack-down on the community's gatherings 

Officers tried to disperse the crowds of people ignoring social distancing - many of whom were not wearing masks

Officers tried to disperse the crowds of people ignoring social distancing - many of whom were not wearing masks

NYPD officers taped off parts of the area to try to break up the crowd of around 100 mourners who gathered outside the home of the rabbi

NYPD officers taped off parts of the area to try to break up the crowd of around 100 mourners who gathered outside the home of the rabbi

'The cops stopped the grandson of the rabbi. That's when the chaos erupted. The screaming went up,' said a family friend. 

The teen, who has not been named, was charged with disorderly conduct and given a desk appearance ticket.   

The family friend added that mourners had been following social distancing up until the incident. 

Other witnesses told The Gothamist they saw police handcuff the boy and threaten other mourners with summons for not complying with social distancing and not wearing masks.     

Albert Chattah, a Borough Park shop owner, said police had been hostile towards mourners. 

'It's a funeral, people need to be able to give respect. They have to obey the law, but [police] are aggressive,' he told The Gothamist.

Footage from the chaotic scene shows officers chasing after a van believed to be carrying the rabbi's body. 

Several NYPD officers are seen running down the road after the vehicle while voices are heard shouting.  

Tensions mounted further in the streets of the Big Apple Thursday when officers arrived at the funeral at about 4pm

Tensions mounted further in the streets of the Big Apple Thursday when officers arrived at the funeral at about 4pm 

A family friend said mourners had been following social distancing up until the incident where the boy was arrested

A family friend said mourners had been following social distancing up until the incident where the boy was arrested

Other witnesses told The Gothamist they saw police handcuff the boy and threaten other mourners with summons for not complying with social distancing and not wearing masks

Other witnesses told The Gothamist they saw police handcuff the boy and threaten other mourners with summons for not complying with social distancing and not wearing masks

The incident sparked renewed anger at de Blasio with State Senator Simcha Felder accusing him on Twitter of 'terrorizing people by sending in armies of cops during such stressful times.'  

This comes after de Blasio was forced to apologize Wednesday for singling out the community for attending a funeral in Williamsburg.

The mayor on Tuesday said he had instructed police to arrest large groups of mourners in a new 'zero tolerance' approach after personally traveling to break up the Hasidic funeral of Rabbi Chaim Maertz. 

The incident sparked renewed anger at de Blasio with State Senator Simcha Felder accusing him on Twitter of 'terrorizing people by sending in armies of cops during such stressful times'

The incident sparked renewed anger at de Blasio with State Senator Simcha Felder accusing him on Twitter of 'terrorizing people by sending in armies of cops during such stressful times'

A police officer and a mourner both wearing masks are pictured outside the funeral Thursday afternoon

A police officer and a mourner both wearing masks are pictured outside the funeral Thursday afternoon

The rabbi's teenage grandson allegedly crossed a police line and pushed an officer, the NYPD told Daily News

The rabbi's teenage grandson allegedly crossed a police line and pushed an officer, the NYPD told Daily News

'It's a funeral, people need to be able to give respect. They have to obey the law, but [police] are aggressive,' a local told The Gothamist

'It's a funeral, people need to be able to give respect. They have to obey the law, but [police] are aggressive,' a local told The Gothamist

Masses of people are seen crowding onto a balcony in Brooklyn overlooking the funeral

Masses of people are seen crowding onto a balcony in Brooklyn overlooking the funeral

His actions and words sparked a furious backlash, with critics pointing out he travels 11 miles from his Manhattan home to go for a walk in Prospect Park and that crowds had gathered the same day to watch a military flyover but were not treated the same by officials.

De Blasio gave a half-hearted apology Wednesday where he said sorry if what he said was 'hurtful' but insisted he had 'no regrets about calling out this danger and saying we're going to deal with it very, very aggressively'.   

'If in my passion and in my emotion, I said something that in any way was hurtful, I'm sorry about that,' he said Wednesday. 

'That was not my intention. But I also want to be clear: I have no regrets about calling out this danger and saying we're going to deal with it very, very aggressively.' 

The police response has triggered a renewed criticism for de Blasio after he was forced to apologize this week after he personally traveled to break up a funeral Tuesday

The police response has triggered a renewed criticism for de Blasio after he was forced to apologize this week after he personally traveled to break up a funeral Tuesday

The mayor came under fire when he launched a tirade on Twitter targeting Hasidic Jews

The mayor came under fire when he launched a tirade on Twitter targeting Hasidic Jews

Police try to control the crowds who were flouting New York state's executive order to ban non-essential gatherings

Police try to control the crowds who were flouting New York state's executive order to ban non-essential gatherings

The mayor reinforced that future incidents of large gatherings - which violate the state's executive order on non-essential gatherings - would be met with a heavy hand.

'The next gathering will be met with summonses and arrests, period. If you have a large gathering - hundreds of people, thousands of people - we're not even going to have a warning,' he said. 

The mayor added: 'For decades I've made it my business to stand up for the Jewish

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