Posted on July 27, 2022

NYC Teen Released After Caught-On-Video Assault on Cops Has Open Robbery Case

Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, July 26, 2022

The NYC teen released after allegedly assaulting a police officer in a wild caught-on-video subway brawl was sprung three days earlier for a violent attack and has a prior arrest for gun possession {snip}

“The assault on our officers in the subway is another example of individuals emboldened by a system that, just days ago, immediately released one of them after being arrested for robbery,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “Once again, they are shown that there are no consequences for violent criminality.”

The 16-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was captured in a 54-second clip throwing more than 20 punches at an officer, slamming the cop into a metal gate then dragging him to the floor in a choke hold on Saturday.

The teen was released without bail in Manhattan Criminal Court on one count of second-degree assault of an officer.

Just three days earlier, on July 20, the same teen boy was busted for robbery – and again sprung without bail – for the vicious beating of a stranger {snip}

The attack occurred on June 21 when the kid, then 15, and three pals allegedly smashed their fists into a man’s head just after midnight then swiped his cellphone, causing the victim substantial pain and abrasions to his head and hand, the complaint says.


He was arrested July 20 on eight counts, including second-degree robbery and grand larceny, and released later that day {snip}