The unidentified NYPD police officer that slapped Rabbi Sholom Emert with a jaywalking ticket on Shabbos has now been transferred to a less Jewish Orthodox community, reports the Flatbush Scoop. The ticket was handed over in the Midwood section of Brooklyn on November 26th, and Emert said the officer was rude when he busted him. Specifically, he made him write his own name down—thus forcing him to violate Jewish law on the Sabbath, lest he end up in the station.
According to the Daily News, the officer has been transferred to the 25th Precinct in East Harlem. Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield, who was calling for the officer's suspension, says, "There was no reason to force this observant Jew to violate the Sabbath by forcing him to write."