Cops say the judge is putting their lives at risk.
New York’s finest are incensed after a judge released a defendant on his own recognizance Monday after he assaulted an officer and tried to take her weapon, according to NBC New York City affiliate 4 News.
Wanted: Assault 2 on a??♀️that occurred on 7/8/17. This man attempted to remove ?from holster.??♀️did arrest him & was RELEASED later on!? pic.twitter.com/QCChkiUm0r
— NYPD 40th Precinct (@NYPD40Pct) July 9, 2017
When Kurdel Emmanuel, 29, entered the Brunswick police precinct Sunday morning, he tried to wrestle a female officer’s service handgun from her.
She was able to fend him off and eventually Emmanuel was placed in custody while the officer was treated at a local hospital for pain and scratches.
He later indicated that he wanted to kill a cop.
The district attorney subsequently charged him with assault and robbery, and because he placed the life of a law enforcement officer in jeopardy, requested that bail be be set at $250,000.
Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman ignored the prosecutor’s recommendation and released Emmanuel on his own recognizance, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office told the station.
“This is a sickening display of carelessness or callousness by a judge who should be fully aware of similarity in the circumstances between this thug’s crime and the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia,” PBA President Pat Lynch said.
Lynch’s reference was to a New York officer and mother of three who was assassinated last week while sitting in her patrol car.
People on social media echoed Lynch’s sentiments.
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How can someone be released after aiming to do something which could have ultimately taken someone’s life, had he succeed.
— elfranco (@gonzo_2040) July 10, 2017
What’s the judges name?
— BlueBear (@bll1015) July 10, 2017
ALS Lev III retention works.. smart move by the city to switch. ?
— BMR Photographer (@BMRBreakingNews) July 9, 2017
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