Alvin Bragg Breaks Silence On NYPD Attacks

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( – The Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, has voiced his outrage over a violent incident involving a group of migrants and New York police officers in Times Square, describing the act as utterly reprehensible. The altercation took place on January 27, when NYPD officers, during routine patrol, asked a congregation of individuals to disperse, which escalated into a physical confrontation captured on video.

Identified as participants in the assault were 19-year-olds Darwin Andres Gomez and Kelvin Servita Arocha, Wilson Juarez, 21, Yorman Reveron, 24, Jhoan Boada, 22, Jandry Barros, 21, and Yohenry Brito, 24. In response to the incident, Bragg has pledged a rigorous legal pursuit to ensure that justice is served for the officers attacked, highlighting that the investigation is ongoing to apprehend those still at large.

Bragg’s commitment extends to bringing charges before the Grand Jury, with assurances to keep the public informed on the developments of the case. He stressed the importance of accountability for those who endanger law enforcement personnel.

Echoing Bragg’s sentiments, NYPD Commissioner Edward A. Caban labeled the attackers as lacking honor and highlighted the broader implications of such assaults on the fabric of community safety. Caban assured a relentless effort, in collaboration with the Manhattan DA’s office, to track down and prosecute all individuals connected to this egregious act.

Following the incident, Gomez, Arocha, Juarez, and Reveron faced assault charges but were subsequently released without bail. It has emerged that the group may have attempted to evade further legal consequences by relocating to California under false pretenses, facilitated by a migrant aid organization, prompting U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to issue warrants for their arrest. While Brito remains detained, Boada and Barros have also been released without bail, with Boada currently being pursued by authorities.

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