Migrants apprehended after a violent confrontation with New York police officers caught on video were back on the street a short time after their arrest without posting any bail.
The mob of migrants converged on two police officers in a shocking attack that was caught on video.
“The incident began at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night on West 42nd Street, as the pair of cops told the violent quartet men to get moving. That’s when a fight started to break out between a suspect in a yellow sweatshirt and the police officers,” Daily Mail reported.
“According to the NYPD, the migrants then started to attack the officers, kicking them in the head and body while the two officers try to pin down one of the other men, tearing off his sweatshirt. The migrants then ran away, leaving the unidentified police officers on the ground while they made their getaway east on 42nd Street toward Seventh Avenue,” the outlet continued.
Later that night, Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel, 19, Kelvin Servat Arocha, 19, Juarez Wilson, 21, and Yorman Reveron, 24 were arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Gang Assault, Obstructing Governmental Administration and Disorderly Conduct.
However, thanks to New York’s lax criminal laws, the men were released without bail. All of the migrants are reportedly being housed in shelters in the so-called sanctuary city.
“Reveron, the eldest of the men arrested, already has two open cases for assault and robbery in Manhattan, having stolen from and assaulted a Nordstrom Rack employee in November,” Daily Mail noted.
On Monday, a fifth suspect, Jhoan Boada, 22, was also arrested and charged with Attempted Assault on a Police Officer and Gang Assault.
“Attacks on police officers are becoming an epidemic, and the reason is a revolving door we’re seeing in cases like this one,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry said in a statement. “It is impossible for police officers to deal effectively with crime and disorder if the justice system can’t or won’t protect us while we do that work.”