Good going, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
Four illegal immigrants charged with beating two NYPD cops in Times Square likely fled to California.
Bragg’s office didn’t request bail. The courts released the illegal immigrants without bail.
NYPD had eight suspects at first. The New York Daily News reported the police have 12 suspects and are still looking for five.
Police arrested Darwin Andres Gomez, 19, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, Wilson Juarez, 21, and Yorman Reveron, 24, right away. They were released without bail.
Reveron has two open cases for assault and robbery in Manhattan.
The courts also released Jhoan Boada, 22, without bail.
Jandry Barros, 21, and Yohenry Brito, 24, were arraigned on Thursday. The judge ordered Brito to be held on bail.
Bragg’s office requested bail for Brito:
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said the $15,000 cash bail or a $50,000 bond was warranted because Brito had been positively identified on the video footage of the attack through a “distinct tattoo.”
He has four prior arrests for petty larceny, with two open cases and a guilty plea on a disorderly conduct charge in September, according to sources and a criminal complaint.
Assistant District Attorney Zachary Kotin also argued that Brito didn’t have a permanent address or ties to the community, warranting the bail to ensure his return to court, and Judge Marisol Martinez Alonzo agreed to the amount.
We do not know which of the suspects boarded the bus to California:
The men went Thursday to a Catholic church, where they gave officials phony names and concocted a story about needing help to get to the Golden State, the sources said.
The tickets were given to the men and they left the city. Their exact whereabouts were not clear as of Thursday night.
They men had been released without bail after being arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court earlier this week.
“Can they leave? Yes,” a source told the Daily News on Thursday. “If they miss their next court date, then there will be a warrant.
“This goes to what we’ve been saying,” the source added, referring to cops’ outrage that the suspects had been freed.
Bragg’s office said it didn’t request bail because investigators are “still reviewing the footage to determine the extent to which the earlier five suspects were involved.”
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