Four migrants who were recently caught by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Arizona are suspected of being involved in the recent assault of two police officers near New York’s Times Square.
Darwin Andres Gomez, 19, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, Wilson Juarez, 21, and Yorman Reveron, 24, are accused of attacking and injuring two police officers last week. They were previously arrested in New York and released without bail.
The suspects reportedly used fake names to board a bus headed to California after being released. They were apprehended on immigration warrants by ICE agents at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix.
“Police have nothing to arrest them on, on the assumption — which they have to operate on — that they’ll be back for their court date,” John Miller, the NYPD’s former deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, told CNN. “The chances of that happening when four people get on a bus with false names and head for the city that literally you can cross the street into the Mexican border is probably unlikely.”
Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Hendry told The New York Post in a statement: “Our criminal system is upside down. What message does it send to every New York City police officer, who is on the streets of the city of New York every single day risking their lives to protect New Yorkers? If we’re not protected, how are we going to protect the people in the neighborhoods?”
Theodore Bunker ✉
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