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The NYPD—who came under fire in 2020 for being caught on video in violent interactions with protesters, covering their badge numbers during protests and defying pandemic protocols—are facing criticism for yet another video.

This time the NYPD were called out for a rescue.

Of a raccoon.

The incident was shared on TikTok.

The video shows a racoon on a building ledge in downtown Manhattan, with the police holding a tarp to catch the animal when it fell.

They visibly let go of the tarp after the critter jumps from the building, causing it to fall to the ground.

People online were less than impressed.

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The cop who appears to have been responsible for the side of the tarp not being held had his back turned to the action, looking at passersby, instead of watching the raccoon.

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People are asking if the NYPD can't even rescue a raccoon, why should they trust them with anything else?

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The raccoon scurried away following the botched rescue. Its current status is unknown.