Lubavitcher NYPD officer Fishel Litzman, who made headlines when he fought the NYPD in court to be able to keep his beard in the force, was honored by the Police Department earlier this week for intervening and stopping criminal in the act of robbing a person with special needs.
Litzman, who serves in the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, was honorably mentioned along with his Lieutenant. Both of them witnessed a robbery in progress of a man with special needs.
The two officers bravely intervened and arrested the perpetrator, while recovering and returning the handicapped person’s stolen property.
Lt Lagrasta & Po Litzman observe robbery in progress of special needs adult. They make an arrest & recover property pic.twitter.com/up7c0dw2Ru
— NYPD 46th Precinct (@NYPD46Pct) April 14, 2016