In this case, a man in times square is behaving badly, unarmed ... and the only option available the cops have is to OPEN FIRE.
They fired THREE shots, COMPLETLY MISSED the man, but successfully hit two bystanders.
(This is why NY lawmakers trust cops with weapons, but not the rest of the citizens in NY.)
Cops are supposed to serve the people, they are not at war with the people.
If their only method for dealing with the public is to shoot them, then the military could do their job.
It would costs less, no unions ...