"What the hell do we need robot police dogs? This is some RoboCop s***, this is crazy. Robot police dogs walking down the street," Bowman said and asked again "We need robot police dogs? That's what we need."
Dubbed the "Digidog", the 70-pound machine is equipped with lights, cameras and two-way communication.
The woman was attacked on March 22 in Brooklyn, police said.
A plain-clothes NYPD officer stopped the attack in the city's Chinatown after a woman told salon workers, "You brought coronavirus to this country."
While it is unclear exactly where the incident took place, the video appears to show the group gathered outside the Balthazar restaurant, as the name can be seen on the awnings. Newsweek reached out to the Balthazar restaurant for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
The couple wanted to fight against the Taliban, U.S. troops and other "illegitimate" authorities in Afghanistan. If they couldn't, they planned to kill Americans in the U.S. instead.
The incident occurred Tuesday night when officers responded to a call of a vehicle shooting on the southbound Bruckner Expressway, near exit 7A.
Elliot was living at the Four Points by Sheraton in Midtown Manhattan, which is serving as a homeless shelter.
Elliot, 38, was taken into custody at 1.10 a.m. in Manhattan's Lower East Side on Wednesday, the New York Police Department confirmed to Newsweek.
"We continue to see these horrible, disgusting attacks on Asian American New Yorkers and it's got to end," the New York City mayor said.
In the footage, a suspect is seen choking a man until he passes out.
The 65-year-old Asian woman was punched and kicked multiple times after she fell to the ground.
In 2020, 122 incidents of anti-Asian-American hate crimes occurred in 16 of the nation's most populous cities—a nearly 150 percent increase over 2019.
The NYPD's announcement about a recent investigation involving a robot dog has left people with concerns about its future uses and sci-fi scenarios.
Hundreds of New Yorkers came together for a rally in support of Asian community members amid a spike in hate crimes.
"If you have higher rates of unsolved crimes, that is not a trend that you want to continue," the Democratic mayoral candidate said.
The Volkswagen driver was also fined by the NYPD for illegally parking in front of a fire hydrant.
The chairman of the far-right group reportedly worked undercover with the agency to help convict 13 people.
An undercover NYPD officer wrote a deathbed confession that accuses the FBI of conspiring to have Malcolm X killed on February 21, 1965.
Police are investigating four stabbing incidents on New York City subways, including two people who were killed in the last 24 hours.
The New York City Fire Department confirmed they had several units at the scene and had treated eight patients for injuries.
A 30-year-old man is in police custody after an incident at a residence in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York City.
According to a report from the New York City Council, Deputy Inspector James Kobel posted over 500 messages to a law enforcement message board under the pseudonym Clouseau. On Sunday, the NYPD suspended him for 30 days without pay as an investigation into the posts begins.
Bryan Thompson, 43, has been arrested after allegedly injuring 10 people during a violent rampage across Manhattan with a tree branch.
The New York Police Department had responded to a report about a suspicious vehicle at the Queens Place Mall in the Elmhurst neighborhood
The 22-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attacking his grandfather, a 49-year-old relative and his 4-year-old sister.
Police have started an investigation after the group was seen damaging the vehicle in midtown Manhattan.
The surveillance video, which was obtained by WABC-TV in New York, shows the victim outside of the King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road in the Bronx neighborhood of Morrisania.
The 67-year-old actor was walking near Central Park in New York City when a man attacked him on October 1, police said.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Wednesday night to demand every vote in the 2020 election be counted.