#N12BK: Cash for bystanders who help police

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The NYPD is offering cash to innocent bystanders who help police take down suspects.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association is offering $500 rewards to those who aid officers at the time of an arrest.

Examples that qualify for the cash reward are helping an officer struggling with a suspect. 

“When you see an officer struggling, rather than take your cellphone out, assist the officer and you’ll receive an award of $500,” SBA President Ed Mullins told the New York Post.

The SBA posted to its Facbook page Wednesday to announce it is working with Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Golden, a retired cop, who is introducing a new good Samaritan law to protect Good Samaritans who help cops. 

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