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NYPD launches hate crime investigation into unidentified man who spat, hurled racial slurs at Asian woman

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating the case of a man who spat and hurled racial slurs at an Asian woman in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday as a hate crime.

What happened: The 34-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was walking on West 40th Street when the unidentified man approached and spat on her, according to WCBS 880. The suspect also hurled anti-Asian slurs at the victim before fleeing eastbound on West 40th Street.

NYPD sergeant charged after allegedly assaulting suspects who called him anti-Asian slurs

A New York Police Department sergeant is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two suspects who lashed out at police in the last two years.

Incident 1: The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, according to court documents. Sgt. Phillip Wong, who was assigned to Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights at the time, allegedly punched a 48-year-old man in his holding cell.

NYPD, FBI join forces to fight Asian hate in new campaign

The New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI have launched a joint public service announcement to encourage the reporting of potential anti-Asian hate crimes.

What to know: Of all individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation in New York City, Asian Americans saw the largest spike in hate crimes in the first half of the year. A total of 104 cases in 2021 were documented as of July 4, a 395% increase from last year’s 21 incidents.

NYC sees 395% spike in anti-Asian hate crimes

Compared to all of last year, anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City nearly quadrupled in the first half of 2021, according to new data from the New York Police Department (NYPD).

What to know: Of all the individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, Asian Americans saw the largest increase in hate crimes, a problem that has steadily worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Soy Sauce!’: Man Sued for Damages After Taunting an Asian NYPD Detective

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A man has been sued for damages after taunting an Asian American NYPD detective during a social justice protest in New York last month.

Terrell Harper, who has an active warrant, allegedly called Detective Vincent Chung a “goddamn cat eater.” It was also claimed that Harper chanted “soy sauce” and hurled other anti-Asian insults for 15 minutes during the Manhattan demonstration on March 11.

Karaoke Bar Waitress Sues NYPD Officer for Pointing a Gun at Her Head While Drunk

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A police officer from Queens, New York is now being sued following an arrest and charge for drunkenly pointing a gun at a waitress’ head without cause in 2019.

The lawsuit: The victim, Hyunjung Ki, gave a detailed recap of what happened during the 2019 incident in her lawsuit filed under the Brooklyn Federal Court on Sept. 16, according to New York Daily News.