NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams advised Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for submitting a fake police report for boasting he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back again Sunday at a Staten Island grocery shop.
“Someone wants to remind previous Mayor Giuliani that falsely reporting a criminal offense is a criminal offense,” Adams informed reporters, indicating he’d viewed security video clip that undercut Giuliani’s harrowing account.
Giuliani, 78, described being strike so difficult it felt like currently being shot with a gun.
The heckler, who law enforcement reported cried out “What’s up scumbag?” as he walked away from Giuliani, was arrested and spent more than 24 hours in jail prior to his arraignment Monday on misdemeanor charges together with third-diploma assault.
Adams stated he thinks Staten Island District Lawyer Michael McMahon “has the mistaken individual that he’s investigating.
“When you seem at the online video, the dude mainly walked by and patted him on the again,” Adams explained. “It was very clear that he was not punched in the head. It was clear that it did not feel like a bullet. It was very clear that he was not about to drop to the ground.”
Adams and McMahon are Democrats.
Giuliani, a Republican, served as mayor from 1994 to 2001, getting widespread praise for his management after 9/11. Now suspended from training legislation, he served as the particular law firm for previous President Donald Trump and took on a main job in disputing the benefits of Trump’s 2020 election reduction.
Sunday’s grocery store incident occurred as Giuliani was campaigning for his son, Andrew, who is trying to get the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday’s most important.
McMahon’s workplace declined remark on Adams’ phone calls for an investigation into Giuliani. A information in search of comment was left with the New York City police office, in which Adams after served as a captain.
Giuliani gave a profanity laced reaction when asked about Adams’ reviews by the New York Article. He called the mayor a “scumbag.”
The heckler was unveiled without having bail Monday. He is due again in court docket Aug. 17. Court records reveal he is now represented by a personal attorney, who did not respond to a information in search of comment Tuesday. A community defender team that represented him at his arraignment decried the man’s arrest.
Giuliani was standing with a team of individuals when a person walking previous arrived at out, touched his back with an open palm and then stated one thing as he walked away.
Giuliani claimed the man accused him of becoming “a woman killer,” which he took to be a reference to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
In safety movie, Giuliani hardly reacts when his back was touched, but talking to fellow Republican radio host Curtis Sliwa on WABC, he said it felt “like somebody shot me.” Later on, in a news meeting on Facebook, he stated it was “as if a boulder hit me.”