New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Rudy Giuliani should be investigated for falsely reporting a crime.
Giuliani had previously accused a ShopRite employee of hitting him so hard it felt like a gunshot.
Adams said there was “a lot of creativity” around Giuliani’s account of the alleged attack.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the city’s former mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is under investigation for making a false police report about the allegedly life-threatening assault he suffered at a Staten Island supermarket.
During a media appearance on TuesdayAdams commented on the incident involving a ShopRite employee hitting Giuliani on the back while he was in the store on Sunday.
Giuliani later accused the employee, 39-year-old Daniel Gill, of hit him so hard it felt like a gunshot† He also claimed that Gill’s blow could have caused him to fall and fracture his skull.
However, CCTV footage of the incident did not show Giuliani losing his balance after Gill’s hand came into contact with his back.
Gill was initially charged with second-degree assault, a felony charge. The charge was: reduced on Monday to a third-degree assault charge, along with two additional charges of third-degree threatening and second-degree harassment.
“Somebody needs to remind former Mayor Giuliani that falsely reporting a crime is a crime,” Adams said. said† “From what he said about being hit on the head felt like a bullet – from what he said there was a lot of creativity. And I think the prosecutor has the wrong person he’s investigating.”
“Wrongly reporting a crime is a crime. If it wasn’t for that video, this person would have been charged with beating up the former mayor. He would have been charged with all these offenses that didn’t come true,” added Adams .
“What if we didn’t have the video? This person would have been charged with a serious crime if he just patted the man on the shoulder,” Adams said.
Giuliani commented on Adams, calling him a “damned bastard” in an interview with the New York Post†
“He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I haven’t filed the complaint. His police department has filed a report. The police are investigating. The police have heard witnesses,” Giuliani told the outlet.
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